A house is seen almost completely submerged in Breathitt County, Kentucky, US on Friday. Photo: Getty Images / AFP
A house is seen almost completely submerged in Breathitt County, Kentucky, US on Friday. Photo: Getty Images / AFP

16 dead in ‘devastating’ Kentucky flooding with death toll expected to double, says state governor

  • ‘Some people’s houses were completely swept away in the middle of the night while they were sleeping,’ Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said
  • Hundreds of people have been rescued by boat and there have been about 50 rescues using National Guard helicopters following torrential rain and flash floods

A house is seen almost completely submerged in Breathitt County, Kentucky, US on Friday. Photo: Getty Images / AFP
A house is seen almost completely submerged in Breathitt County, Kentucky, US on Friday. Photo: Getty Images / AFP
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