At least 25 people have died as a result of the floods in Kentucky, according to the governor, and more are expected to die.
At least 25 people have died in flood-stricken areas of eastern Kentucky.
The governor of the state stated on Saturday that the situation will almost surely "become worse" as first responders attempt to locate missing citizens.
The immediate objective, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, is "to get as many people to safety as possible"
Members of the Kentucky National Guard have recently saved hundreds of people by air and sea.
Officers from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and State Police joined those from West Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
According to the governor, water systems are overburdened and certain areas still lack cell phone service. There was no water at one hospital.
"To everyone in Eastern Kentucky, know that we will support you now as well as in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
Because there are still over 10,000 houses without power, rescue attempts have been hampered.
Many regions saw severe flooding that completely destroyed homes, forcing some locals to flee to their rooftops.
The governor stated on Friday that work to reconstruct certain regions may take years as officials estimate that thousands have been impacted by the storms.
One of the hardest-hit areas in the region is Hazard, Kentucky, which is located in Perry County.
And there were still rescue operations going on Saturday, according to Mayor Donald "Happy" Mobelini.
"A group of coroners from this area are using cadaver dogs to search the three counties for missing people. Identify individuals, "Mobelini said on Saturday to Pamela Brown of CNN.
According to Mobelini, he believes the actual number of fatalities will be much higher than the official death toll of 25
Based on his conversations with officials in the counties of Perry, Breathitt, and Knott.
Mobelini added, "I think that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's over 30-some altogether for just our three counties."
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