Headline RoundupJuly 28th, 2022

Flooding Kills at Least 16 in Rural Kentucky

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Appalachian floods have killed at least 16 people in Kentucky, and the death toll is expected to rise.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday that although floods in eastern Kentucky aren't uncommon, "we've never seen something like this." Beshear said children and entire families are expected to be among the dead. High-speed floods destroyed homes and bridges and swept cars away, and rescue teams supported by the National Guard are working to reach victims in rural, difficult-to-access areas. The governor said more rain Friday may exacerbate the floods, and that fully rebuilding the hardest-hit areas will likely take over a year. Elsewhere across the U.S. on Thursday, severe floods also hit Nevada, Missouri and Arizona.

The floods were top news across the political spectrum Friday, especially from left- and center-rated sources, some of which tied the floods to climate change. Updated 7/29/22 at 3:15pm ET with new death toll.

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