Aug 05, 2022
More storms bring renewed flood threat in hard-hit Kentucky
This news has been received from: wtop.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch through Sunday evening for nearly the entire state.
Due to unsafe travel conditions, Gov. Andy Beshear canceled visits to two flood-ravaged counties Friday.
Last week’s storm in eastern Kentucky sent floodwaters as high as rooftops. In the days afterward, more than 1,300 people were rescued as teams searched in boats and combed debris-clogged creekbanks.
Many residents are still waiting for their utilities to be restored. About 3,000 Kentucky customers remained without electricity on Friday. Some entire water systems were severed or heavily damaged, prompting a significant response from the National Guard and others to distribute bottled water.
President Joe Biden declared a federal disaster to direct relief money to counties flooded after 8 to 10 1/2 inches (20 to 27 centimeters) of rain fell in just 48 hours last week in the Appalachian mountain region. Federal financial assistance also was being offered to many residents for repairs to privately owned access roads and bridges. The state also was offering disaster unemployment assistance.
The weather service also posted flood watches for much of West Virginia and through the Washington, D.C., area.
Raby reported from Charleston, W.Va.
Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
News Source: wtop.com
North Korea fires nuclear-capable missile OVER Japan for first time in 5yrs sending panicked residents fleeing for cover
Locals were urged to seek safety underground as the terrifying rocket soared above the nation before landing in the Pacific Ocean.1The nuclear missile stoked fear among residents in Japan on Tuesday morningCredit: AP
The Japanese Government warned citizens to take cover after its coast guard reported a launch by North Korea.
A statement from the Japanese Prime Minister's Office warned residents to "evacuate inside a building or underground".
The Prime Minister's office issued the following statement on its official Twitter account: "The missile is believed to have been launched from North Korea. Evacuate inside a building or underground. Date and time received: 07:29 on the 4th Target area: Aomori Prefecture, Tokyo."
Trains were suspended as panicked residents took cover.
Footage also shows a message running on local TV ordering residents to evacuate and take shelter underground.YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR YOUMORE FOR YOUMore from The SunPicture exclusiveBREAKING COVER
Brian Laundrie's parents seen for first time since Gabby Petito movie airedTRAGIC END
Mystery of missing woman 'solved' after bones are foundFATAL MALFUNCTION
Skydiver dies in 'hard landing' after his parachute failed to openDISTURBING DEATHS
New victims of 'Stockton serial killer' named as eerie pattern emergesFollow The SunServices
- Sign Up To The Sun
- About Us
- Editorial Complaints
- Clarifications and Corrections
- News Licensing
- Contact Us
- Help Hub
- Topic A-Z
- Cookie Settings
- Contact Preferences