At least 8 dead in eastern Kentucky flooding, and 'hundreds will lose their homes,' governor says

Thursday -- an inundation he says will be "one of the most significant, deadly floods" in the commonwealth's history.

This is an ongoing natural disaster, with more rain expected tonight that could worsen the situation

The rain in eastern Kentucky overwhelmed creeks, streams and ground already saturated from previous rain, the weather service said.

We're watching pretty close and it's not going to take too much to cause some additional flooding issues

Eastern Kentucky resident Belinda Asher said she received a flash flood alert on her phone at 1:15 a.m

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