In pictures: Catastrophic flooding in Kentucky

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Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted arsenic members of her assemblage cleanable debris from flood-ravaged homes successful Hindman, Kentucky, connected Saturday, July 30.

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Updated 1435 GMT (2235 HKT) August 1, 2022

Teresa Reynolds sits exhausted arsenic members of her assemblage cleanable debris from flood-ravaged homes successful Hindman, Kentucky, connected Saturday, July 30.

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Heavy rainfall has led to widespread flooding successful eastbound Kentucky, and Gov. Andy Beshear said the flooding successful his authorities is "certainly the deadliest" he's seen successful his lifetime.

At slightest 30 radical were dead, Beshear said Monday, and rescue workers proceed to hunt for those who are missing. Hundreds of radical person mislaid everything they have.

The flooding — which swelled onto roads, destroyed bridges and swept distant full homes — displaced thousands of Kentuckians, according to the governor. It besides knocked retired captious power, h2o and roadway infrastructure, immoderate of which has yet to beryllium restored.

Members of a search-and-rescue squad wade done the debris-filled Troublesome Creek aft a hunt canine detected the scent of a imaginable unfortunate successful Perry County, Kentucky, connected Sunday.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Tim Lewis of the Kentucky National Guard secures Candace Spencer and her lad Wyatt aft being airlifted from South Fork, Kentucky, connected Saturday.

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Karen Daugherty holds her caput successful her hands during a work astatine the Gospel Light Church successful Hazard, Kentucky. Daugherty is staying with her household successful the church, which has been acceptable up arsenic a shelter.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the media Sunday successful Whitesburg, Kentucky. Behind him are Whitesburg Mayor Tiffany Craft, left, and authorities Rep. Angie Hatton.

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Crew members enactment to reconstruct powerfulness lines adjacent Hindman connected Saturday.

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A subordinate of the Kentucky National Guard looks for flood victims adjacent a creek successful Fisty, Kentucky, connected Saturday.

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Flood harm is disposable arsenic the Kentucky National Guard flies implicit Buckhorn, Kentucky, connected Saturday.

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Terry Hatworth tries to lavation mud disconnected Earl Wallen's structure successful Garrett, Kentucky, connected Friday. The tiny municipality was without cleanable water.

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A Perry County schoolhouse autobus sits successful floodwaters successful Ned, Kentucky, connected Friday.

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Kermit Clemons helps his ex-wife, Lana Clemons, retrieve household items successful Hazard, Kentucky, connected Thursday.

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Homes are submerged successful floodwaters successful Jackson, Kentucky, connected Thursday.

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James Jacobs signals to a National Guard chopper flying overhead successful Garrett connected Thursday.

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Kermit Clemons gathers idiosyncratic items and medicine from the location of his erstwhile mother-in-law connected Thursday. Flooding swept the trailer location disconnected its instauration and carried it astir 250 feet from its archetypal location.

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Pastor Pete Youmans consoles a tearful Debby Miniard arsenic her father, Charles Blankenship, stands adjacent wherever his store utilized to beryllium successful Perry County. Blankenship mislaid everything, including his trailer home.

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Members of the Jackson Fire Department hole for search-and-rescue operations successful downtown Jackson connected Thursday.

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Robert Hollan, Kimberly DiVietri and their dog, Rascal, hold successful a structure wrong the Hazard Community College Lee's College field connected Thursday.

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A car is submerged successful floodwaters on Right Beaver Creek successful Garrett.

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Lexington firefighters' swift-water rescue teams enactment successful Lost Creek, Kentucky, connected Friday.

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Tonya Smith reaches for nutrient from her mother, Ollie Jean Johnson, to springiness to Smith's father, Paul Johnson, arsenic they bent implicit a flooded Grapevine Creek successful Perry County connected Thursday. Smith's trailer was washed away; her begetter was staying the nighttime successful his location without power.

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Homes and structures are flooded adjacent Quicksand, Kentucky, connected Thursday.

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