Kentucky flood death toll rises to 15
While many components contribute to flooding, the researchers count on this because as the local weather warms, flash floods will intensify and become more “flashy,” meaning their period will shorten as their magnitude increases. Extreme flash floods can be more harmful and harmful.
“I think climate change is real,” Beshear, a Democrat, told reporters. “I think it inflicts a more extreme climate. That said, I don’t know about this one and whether or not it’s related, and I don’t want to belittle or politicize what these people are going through.
It’s unclear how Thursday’s deaths in Kentucky occurred, but Mr Beshear said they were likely people who died during the evening – “perhaps even in their sleep”.
Mr. Beshear furthermore requested federal assistance to respond to the flood. “The harm suffered is significant and restoration could be a long-term effort,” he said. “This help is important to our efforts and important to our people.” It has also established a National Flood Reduction Fund to help those affected by the floods.
State agents also helped people evacuate the Lake Panbowl floodplain in Jackson, Ky., due to a “muddy spill” at a local dam. More than 100 properties and more than a dozen businesses could be in the flood path.