Eastern Kentucky braces for floods and thunderstorms


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Areas of Kentucky hit by historic flooding are once again threatened by a weekend of wet weather.

A slow-moving front across the eastern US will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms into the Ohio Valley and the Northeast.

According to TSTIME Weather, most locations can expect one to three inches of rain in the coming days, but larger amounts of more than three to five inches are possible.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Flood Watches for much of the state of Bluegrass, as well as parts of Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The heaviest rainfall is expected on Saturday over the Appalachian Mountains from West Virginia to North Georgia.

There were 37 confirmed fatalities from the extreme weather in five provinces.

Heat is also a concern and nine cooling stations have been opened in the affected provinces.

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Nearly 400 members of the National Guard supported the flooding.

Power outages, the number of service connections without water, the number of service connections under Boil Water Advisories and the number of limited and non-operational wastewater systems all decreased.

On Monday, President Biden and the first lady will travel to eastern Kentucky, where they will visit families with Beshear and explore recovery efforts.

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