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Parents lose their four children to the catastrophic wave: US state hit by exceptional floods

Parents lose their four children to the catastrophic wave: US state hit by exceptional floods

bad dream Otherwise, you can’t describe what happened to Amber Smith and Riley Noble of Montgomery on Thursday. When the rapidly rising water entered their home, they had no choice but to run to the roof with their children, Madison, 8, and Riley Jr. (6), Nevaeh (4) and Chance (1).

“That’s why they hit a tree and they held it for hours,” said family member Brittany Trejo. Lexington Herald Leader. A huge wave was too much for it: the parents could no longer hold their children, and all four were swept away. Their bodies were not found after more than a day. None of the children survived the accident. The parents were rescued after clinging to the tree for 8 hours.

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No start

This is one of the many tragedies currently unfolding in the US state of Kentucky. So far 25 people have died due to heavy rains. The flood is huge: the water is high and flows through buildings, washing away roads and destroying cars. Several videos and photographs show roads turning into rivers, buildings flooded to the roof and residents crawling onto roofs in hopes of survival. About 22,000 households and institutions are without power, with many emergency calls resulting in no mobile reception. At least 250 people are missing.

Despite the police and fire brigade doing their best, there was no start. Dozens of people were brought to safety with the help of helicopters and boats, but they lost everything they had. “It’s far from over,” Gov. Andy Beshear said at a news conference Friday evening, where he said he feared there were many more deaths than already known. “We are looking for people and we are doing everything we can to save them, but it is very dangerous. The water has not yet hit all areas, but it will tomorrow. There is more to come. But we will get through this. We will get through this together.” However, according to the governor, the death The number will at least double.

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He lost everything

“We had to swim for our lives. It was so cold, so bad,” said Rachel Patton of Garrett. WCHS TV. “I’ve lost everything.” Like her, hundreds of people have testified to American media about their losses. “What happened here is mind-blowing,” said Tim Wootton, principal of Buckhorn School in Perry County. The Washington Post. The doors and windows of his school gave way under the pressure of the water, and splintered wood, metal and other debris how much was broken. “Actually, this building can’t be saved anymore. It hurts so much. We are one big family here and this school is the heart of it.

Exceptional

According to U.S. climatologists, the massive flood is associated with rare rains that occur only once in a thousand years. “But it shows what’s causing climate change,” US meteorologist and climatologist Jeff Peratelli tweeted. “The almost impossible is now possible.”

Water is expected to recede in Kentucky on Saturday. Emergency services have already expressed their fears of the drama that awaits them. There is a great fear that many people have become victims of the water.

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