Dozens of people saved from devastating floods by the Kentucky National Guard

Dozens of people saved from devastating floods by the Kentucky National Guard

Dozens of people were rescued from their homes during deadly floods in parts of eastern Kentucky on July 28-29, according to footage from the Kentucky National Guard.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear She said On Monday, at least 35 people were confirmed dead in eastern Kentucky after historic floods. According to Beshear, adverse weather conditions should have continued as rescuers searched for other people reported missing.

Kentucky National Guard footage shows a helicopter lifting people off their flooded roofs. Entire families are rescued and taken to Wendell H Ford Regional Airport near Hazard. Credit: Kentucky National Guard via Storyful

Video transcription

Only slightly. 10 feet below. Come straight.

Straight up.

Chapter 4. [INAUDIBLE] 75 on Fox.

To move on.

AD0 aircraft on Victor.

F415. State Police, do you need us to take some people back to Hazzard for you?

30. 20. 10 feet below.



Bring them inside.


[INAUDIBLE] pretty well ahead. I have it at 40 feet.

[INAUDIBLE] Turn right. I’m out of there.

Thank you.

20 feet below. [INAUDIBLE] under control. Lift it up. 20. 10 feet. At four. Taking her inside.


50 feet below.


And I want to start a slow climb.

Slow ascent.

Don’t go on. OK. It is 20 feet below. 10 feet. 3 feet from the 4.

3 feet.

Hey, Smo. Be careful. That boy has a broken shoulder. Be gentle.

Did you get it, Smo?

Yes understood. [INAUDIBLE]. Inside. Don’t worry about him.

Everything is fine. Hit the floor.

Taking it inside.


80 feet below. 60 feet.



I don’t want to fly away and hurt this old lady in the trash.


20 feet below.

I’m on my way, sir.


10 feet below.


I got you.


Did you hear that Wally …

At 4.

I did it.


Then make sure you have raised the hinges.

Two niner zero, 2 and 1/2, sort of ending for 24, 4900.

And 672 has you in sight. We will be in front of you shortly.

We got you, sir.


Roger, 675–

Get out and go get help.


Everything. All close to Frankfurt. 1,800 above.

Jesus, friend. If you are leaning on, stop.

You have an extra crew to the south [INAUDIBLE].

Give a small punch.

Fist action.

Everything is OK, [INAUDIBLE] oops, the roof is, what, three miles west of danger right now. Get ready to copy.

[INAUDIBLE] fucking compound.

We don’t need that rope, do we?

Received. I have three adults and I think at least two children in the next.

It looks like three.

And I have four-wheeled dudes who will check and make sure there’s no one left.

Received. The incoming plane, what is its call sign?

Cash 11.

Call sign Cash11, and he’s on this stream with you.

Cash11 on 41-15.

Yes, we got you.

Okay, we’re waiting. We have 11 places.

Stupendous. We have a four-wheeled guy running up and down the street, trying to figure out if there’s any latecomers. The call sign of the ground doctor is JLo.


[INAUDIBLE] 10 seats in this helicopter.

The last one.

One more?

I uploaded the last person.

Oh, there’s the last person.


Hello. Yes, we’re fine.

[INAUDIBLE] the door.

Prepare to climb.

Yes, we have had contact with them to convey 097’s message.

[INAUDIBLE] get close.


[INAUDIBLE] with the shirt over there.


Did he put on a shirt?

I can not say it.


Oh, there he is. White … I have a white shirt.




Yes, 377 Russell Branch Road, Clayhole City, Kentucky.


645, I repeat.

Yes, we are direct [INAUDIBLE] He said [INAUDIBLE].

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