Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) declared a state of emergency as a result of severe weather in the state caused flash flooding, loss of power and damage to homes and public infrastructure.
“It is devastating that we are once again experiencing severe weather just weeks after the deadly tornadoes hit Western Kentucky. Sadly, some counties have been affected by both of these events,” Beshear said in a statement.
“Everyone be aware, stay safe and seek shelter when advised,” he added.
The governor’s office added that “much of Western, Eastern and South Central Kentucky” were impacted by the recent weather, which included heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and strong winds.
Just weeks ago, the state endured deadly tornadoes that killed over 70 people in Kentucky.
At the time of the devastating tornadoes, President BidenJoe Biden Roberts calls for judicial independence in year-end report Biden to speak to Ukraine’s president Documents show Chinese government collects droves of data from Western social media: report MORE offered the federal government’s assistance to help the state recover.
“I promise you, you’re going to heal. We’re going to recover, we’re going to rebuild. You’re going to be stronger than you were before. We’re going to build back better than it was,” the president said.
“Keep the faith, we’re going to get this done,” he added. “We’re in this for the long haul.”