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More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky Mountain towns

LOUISEVILLE, CA (AP) – Another round of rainstorms hit Kentucky’s mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the humid landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — fallen trees and power poles. Governor Andy Bashir said the death toll rose to 37 while hundreds of people remained unaccounted for …

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Infrastructure damage hampers Kentucky flood recovery

HINDMAN, Ky (AP) – Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more torrential rain hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentuckians affected by recent massive flooding.Governor Andy Bashir said. As Appalachians slowly tried to regroup their lives, flash flood warnings were issued for at least eight counties in eastern Kentucky. The National Weather Service said …

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Forest fires explode in the west in hot and windy conditions

SAN DIEGO (AFP) – Wildfires in California and Montana exploded overnight amid a hot storm and were rapidly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders to more than 100 homes Saturday, as the Idaho fire spread. In Calif to a big limit. near the Oregon line, according to fire officials. “It’s continuing to grow with choppy …

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Some Appalachians start cleaning up after deadly floods

Prestonburg, Kentucky (Associated Press) – Some Appalachian residents returned to flood-ravaged homes and communities Saturday to shovel mud and debris and rescue what they could, while the Kentucky governor said search and rescue operations were continuing in the flood-ravaged area. Days before the rains that led to deadly flash floods. Rescue teams continued their struggle …

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