‘We’re going to be finding bodies for weeks,’ Kentucky governor says of floods

Beshear said efforts are underway to continue searching for missing persons as a result of the natural disaster.

“It’s going to take some time to get a firm grasp on that,” he said. “We still can’t get into some areas to check on people. We’re doubling our National Guard. We’re going to work to go door to door, work to find, again, as many people as we can. We’re even going to work through the rain. But the weather is complicating it.”

As far as what comes next, Beshear said the state will focus on rebuilding its infrastructure to be better equipped for the extreme weather conditions.

“We’ve got to make sure that our roads, our bridges, our culverts, our floodwalls can withstand greater intensity,” he said, adding that the president’s American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure bill are both “a good start.”

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