=Beshear described the flooding on Thursday as "one of the worst, most devastating" in the history of the state, and he predicted it
will be the deadliest in "a very long time." After receiving 2 to 5 inches of rain late on Wednesday, Kentucky declared a flash flood emergency.
According to the governor, some communities have still not seen the water reach its peak.
According to Beshear, the flood watch for central and eastern
Kentucky was still in effect as of Friday morning. Eastern Kentucky is anticipated to receive 2 to 4 more inches of rain through Monday.
The governor stated, "Flooding still remains a risk owing to saturated grounds, even though rain totals are not predicted to be as high.
According to Beshear, the state is battling washed-out roads, wrecked homes, and flooded schools.
"hundreds" have been saved by boat, many still missing.
It would probably take families years to recover and rebuild, and hundreds of residents are anticipated to lose their houses, he said.
According to the governor, three of Kentucky's state parks will now be accessible to those who have lost their homes.
On Friday, President Joe Biden authorised the declaration of a catastrophe. There have been at least 16 fatalities as a result of the disastrous floods in Kentucky.
According to the governor, an 81-year-old woman was among those slain. According to the governor, some communities have still not seen the water reach its peak.
flood watch was still in effect for central and eastern Kentucky as of Friday morning. Through Monday, further rain between 2 and 4 inches is predicted for eastern Kentucky.