Wild video footage has circulated of rescue crews in Wolfe County, Kentucky, rescuing five people that were trapped inside an attic as the eastern part of the state was overtaken with catastrophic flood levels, according to the New York Post.
In the footage, you can see the rescue team on a boat, as a Kentucky National Guard helicopter is directly above them.
The techs had to enter the building by breaking a window in the home in order to save the family of five, and they were rescued one by one through the roof.
One of the rescued family members included an 83-year-old woman, although there were no other details released about the other four.
An incredible video of a water rescue in SEKY.
Wolfe County Search & Rescue shared this video where five people trapped in the attic. Crews broke a window to get to the family and onto the roof.
Governor Andy Beshear said that the death toll is up over 30 people, although there are hundreds that still haven’t been located.
We are ending the day with more heartbreaking news out of Eastern Kentucky. We can confirm the death toll has now risen to 37, with so many more still missing. Let us pray for these families and come together to wrap our arms around our fellow Kentuckians. ^AB
Parts of eastern Kentucky received rainfall from eight to 10 and a half inches in only 48 hours last week, and up to four inches on Sunday alone in some parts of the state. More rain is expected this week.
Beshear made it very clear just how devastating the coming weeks would be for eastern Kentucky, in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press:”
“We’re going to be finding bodies for weeks. Many of them swept hundreds of yards, maybe a quarter mile plus from where they were lost.”
This is absolutely devastating news for the people of eastern Kentucky, and our thoughts and prayers go out to every one of them.
However, also a huge shoutout to the first responders that were willing to put their lives on the line to save others.