(NEXSTAR) – Historic rains have left many areas of Eastern Kentucky flooded, claiming the lives of more than three-dozen people while hundreds still remain unaccounted for, Gov. Andy Beshear said this week. Now many across the country are looking for ways to help.
The mountain communities have been hit by multiple rounds of rain since last week, sending water pouring down hillsides and into valleys and hollows, with entire towns being engulfed by water. Gov. Beshear said it could take days to tally a final death toll because of the sheer devastation the storms left behind.
The National Weather Service has warned that more rain and an approaching heat wave could make things even more challenging for Eastern Kentucky residents.
Here’s how you can help the victims of this deadly flooding.
Christian Appalachian Project
P.O. Box 55911
Lexington, KY 40555-5911
President Joe Biden declared a federal disaster on Saturday. The move should speed the release of federal funds to help the victims.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.