Video shows an 83-year-old woman being rescued from a roof in soaked eastern Kentucky

Dramatic video from flooded eastern Kentucky shows person being rescued by helicopter from rooftop towering over flood water.

The only parts of the house that could be seen in the video have been attached Facebook from the Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team, were the roofs.

The post said that a Wolfe County Swift Water crew broke in through the window of one of the houses to get to a family trapped inside. The crew took the family to the roof, where a helicopter crew took them to safety. Video shows an 83-year-old woman being rescued.

Floods in Kentucky
A Perry County school bus gets stuck in a creek near Jackson, Kentucky, Sunday. Seth Herald / AFP – Getty Images

The National Guard has conducted more than 1,000 rescues through airlifts in eastern Kentucky after the devastating floods, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday.

The governor announced on Monday that at least 30 people had died. He has repeatedly said the death toll is expected to rise as dozens remain missing.


More flash flooding was possible Monday in parts of the Appalachian Mountains as recent storms rolled through, the National Weather Service said. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were possible in some of the same areas that were flooded last week.

A dozen shelters for flood victims were open in Kentucky with 388 residents as of Sunday, according to FEMA. Video shows an 83-year-old woman being rescued from a roof in soaked eastern Kentucky

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