(NEXSTAR) – Historic rains have left many areas of Eastern Kentucky flooded, claiming the lives of more than three dozen people while hundreds still remain unaccounted for, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. Now many across the country are looking for ways to help.
Hundreds of people remain unaccounted for in Eastern Kentucky, an area that’s seeing some of the worst flooding in the state’s history. The death toll stands at 37 but could grow as the water begins to recede and crews make their way into hard-hit communities.
The mountain communities have been hit by multiple rounds of rain since Thursday, sending water pouring down hillsides and into valleys and hollows, with entire towns being engulfed by water.
The National Weather Service has warned that slow-moving showers and thunderstorms could provoke more flash flooding through Tuesday morning, and an approaching heat wave could make things even more challenging for Eastern Kentucky residents.
Here’s how you can help the victims of this deadly flooding.
Christian Appalachian Project
P.O. Box 55911
Lexington, KY 40555-5911
President Joe Biden declared a federal disaster on Saturday. The move should speed the release of federal funds to help the victims.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.