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Biden declares a state of emergency due to disaster after 15 deaths in Kentucky due to flooding

MADRID, 29 Jul.

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Biden declares a state of emergency due to disaster after 15 deaths in Kentucky due to flooding

MADRID, 29 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Friday the declaration of a state of emergency in the face of the floods that have hit the state of Kentucky, which have already left 15 dead, tens of thousands displaced and are among the worst on record. in the history of the territory.

To the balance of victims announced early this Friday by Governor Andy Beshear, we must add at least a dozen razed bridges in Perry County, one of the six under maximum alert due to rains that have devastated entire towns such as Whitesburg or Hazard.

Approximately 25,000 residents of the state have been affected by the floods while Governor Beshear has warned the population and the media that the number of deaths could double in the next few hours.

Forecasts for next weekend anticipate new floods on Saturday in some areas of the state, and floods and landslides "will continue to be a concern due to the saturation of the land," the governor has announced on his Twitter account.

Likewise, the governor has assured that, pending a specific assessment, "the damage suffered is enormous and the recovery (of the state) will be a long-term effort."

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