Heavy Rains Lead to Rescues, Road Closures in Appalachia

Multiple water rescues were reported in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, authorities said.

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Catherine Castle stands on the porch of her home in downtown Paintsville, Ky., as floodwaters approach on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Ryan C. Hemens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heavy rain across Appalachia has led to water rescues, mudslides, road closures and power outages, officials said. In Kentucky, officials in Magoffin and Pike counties declared a state of emergency Sunday due to damage from the flooding and some evacuations took place including at Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation. The facility decided to evacuate residents to assure they remain safe, CEO Joshua L Calhoun said in a statement to WYMT-TV. He said…

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