Worst Opioid Overdoses Predicted

Worst Opioid Overdoses Predicted Experts predict opioid overdoses will climb in both rural and urban areas because of the lethal practice of mixing the highly addictive narcotics with other drugs.The coming wave of opioid overdoses “will be worse than ever seen before,” said researchers from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago who studied trends and used…

Reporting Missing Persons

Reporting Missing Persons While resuce crews are hrd at work trying to save Eastern KY residents if you need to report a missing person in the counties of Breathitt, Perry, Knott, Letcher or Leslie, contact Post 13 in Hazard at 606-435-6069.If you need to report a missing person in the counties of Magoffin, Johnson,…

Federal Aid Ordered

Federal Aid Ordered Meanwhile, President Biden has declared a major disaster in Kentucky following the flash flooding that hit the eastern part of the Commonwealth. He’s ordered federal aid to help support local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the aftermath of the flooding.The release from the White House said the federal funding…

Search And Rescue Efforts Continue

Search And Rescue Efforts Continue Unfortunately the need exists for local search and rescue teams, assisted by the National Guard, to continue their search today for people missing in record flooding.Several inches of rain fell early Thursday morning, leading to Flash Flood Emergencies for several Eastern Kentucky counties.Governor Andy Beshear has confirmed 15 people…

Lives Lost

Lives Lost Three lives wwere taken by Torrential rains unleashing devastating floods in Appalachia on Thursday in Jackson, as fast-rising water sent people scurrying to rooftops to be rescued.Water gushed from hillsides and flooded out of streambeds, inundating homes, businesses and roads throughout eastern Kentucky. Source: MG News Return to News

Flood Relief Website

Flood Relief Website Governor Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern KY Flood Relief Fund Website, The one and two things that we’re going to need are water and cleaning supplies,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “We’ve already got a lot of water ordered and going out there, but people are going to need more…

Floyd County Rescues

Floyd County Rescues Extra boats, life jackets and more are being provided by Floyd County locals in small communities such as Wayland, Garrett and Maytown that have been devasted by flash flooding, leaving many folks without homes or trapped inside of them.First responders and rescue squads have responded and carried out several rescues Thursday…

Breathitt County Flooding

Breathitt County Flooding Throughout Breathitt County the flooding is beyond the scale of anything that I’ve ever been involved with in my 24 years of fish and wildlife,” says Greg Watts with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources.KY-15 was submerged in some places, limiting travel for people in the region. If you…