Egypt offered condolence to the US over the victims of the floods that hit the East of Kentucky State, leaving several deaths and injuries.
In a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt confirmed its soldarity with the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery for the injured.
According to BBC, the greatest calamity to hit that area in decades—devastating flash floods—has killed at least 25 people in eastern Kentucky’s Appalachia region.
The governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, predicted that the death toll would keep rising. According to him, numerous residences and businesses had been inundated.
The floods have been deemed a “serious disaster” by President Joe Biden, who has also ordered government assistance for local rescues.
At least six children, including a one-year-old, are among the deceased.
According to scientists, climate change is causing more catastrophic weather events, like the floods in Kentucky.
Mr. Beshear declared the flood to be “by far the worst” he had ever seen during an airborne tour with the National Guard.
“There are still a large number of persons missing and in the wild. We’ll try our best to locate them all “He cautioned that it might take several weeks to locate every victim.
A boat or a helicopter has saved hundreds of people.
In the impacted areas, where at least 33,000 people currently lack energy, poverty is pervasive. Following excessive rain, flooding resulted in mudslides and inaccessible roadways.
Flash floods have occurred in Appalachia before, but not on this scale, according to Mr. Beshear.
People who work with this on a daily basis and have done so for 20 years, he said, “have never seen water this high.”