Kentucky National Guard soldiers and Airmen aided in flood relief efforts in response to a declared state of emergency in eastern Kentucky in late July 2022. by SGT Jessica Elbouab,
These images come from the Kentucky National Guard as it rescues citizens of that state from a flash flood that has displaced thousands and killed at least 25 people.
The North Fork of the Kentucky River at Whitesburg has broken all previous flood records by at least 6 feet in recent days. This fork of the river is normally only 1 or 2 feet deep but the flash flood brought raised the river an incredible 18 feet between the hours of midnight ant 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28th. This brought the river some 11ft above flood stage and 9 feet above the level of homes located near the river.