Headline RoundupJuly 30th, 2022

Major Kentucky Flooding Leaves At Least 25 Dead

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At least 25 deaths have been recorded this week as major floods have washed over eastern parts of Kentucky.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday said that the death toll "is likely to increase" as rescue teams continue to search for bodies. Nearly 300 people have been rescued in Kentucky so far, about 100 of them by aircraft. More than 17,000 people have been left without power in Kentucky as of Saturday afternoon, according to poweroutage.us. Beshear labeled the recent flash floods, which have washed away homes and damaged property across a broad stretch of 13 counties in Eastern Kentuck, as among the worst in state history. 

Outlets across the spectrum similarly highlighted how scientists have warned that "intensified" precipitation events have become "increasingly common" due to human-caused climate change, but at the same time, the "specific" scientific analysis needed to prove so hasn't been conducted.

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