Flood deaths in eastern Kentucky, US, continue to rise, rising to 25.
As the rescue and search operations continue, another rain forecast is issued, which is concerned about further damage.
Reporter Kim Seon-hee reports.
Heavy rains in the Appalachian Highlands hit eastern Kentucky.
Household items were swept away and houses were destroyed.
Residents who have suddenly lost their homes are devastated.
[허번트 토마스 / 피해주민 : 평생 저축한 돈이 있었는데 이제 정말 빈털터리가 됐어요. 아무것도 없네요.]
The village seen from the sky is almost submerged in water and it is impossible to tell where the boundary is.
Dozens of people have died so far, but rain is forecast again and there is concern about further damage.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted flooding again this Thursday with heavy rain and thunderstorms.
The Kentucky governor held a press conference and said it would take weeks before the victims were recovered.
[앤디 버시어 / 켄터키주지사 : 안전한 장소에 있는지 확인하십시오. 더 이상 사람을 잃고 싶지 않습니다.]
Electricity and gas supply to 18,000 households in Kentucky was cut off.
President Joe Biden has declared a federal disaster zone for Kentucky and has provided emergency assistance.
In western Virginia and southern West Virginia, flooding also caused power outages and lost roads.
Due to the effects of global warming, the atmosphere is holding more moisture, and rain damage caused by heavy rain is becoming more serious.
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