Devastating Kentucky Floods Have Left Residents ‘Tired Of Loss’

Throughout Jackson, Hazard, and other eastern Kentucky communities, there are countless stories of unbelievable loss and shock but also hope that day-by-day things will get better and that eventually, they’ll rebuild — whether in the same location or elsewhere. 

Kentucky Churches, Communities Work Together to Meet Flood Victims’ Needs

The rains began late July 27 and went into the next day, causing massive flooding that destroyed hundreds of homes and wiped out entire communities, according to news reports. Search and rescue teams, with the help of the National Guard, began searching for missing people July 29. As of Aug. 1, 660 air rescues and hundreds of boat rescues had been conducted.