The North Fork Kentucky River in Jackson jumped 37.5 feet in under 33 hours as rains came down, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo: Members of the Jackson Fire Department prepare to conduct search and rescue operations downtown on July 28, 2022 in Jackson, Kentucky. Credit: Michael Swensen/Bloomberg) The North Fork Kentucky River in Jackson jumped 37.5 feet in under 33 hours as rains came down, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo: Members of the Jackson Fire Department prepare to conduct search and rescue operations downtown on July 28, 2022 in Jackson, Kentucky. Credit: Michael Swensen/Bloomberg)

PC360 editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the most recent casualty numbers, according to a press briefing from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

(Bloomberg) — Kentucky’s death toll from record flooding reached at least 30 people and many more are missing as incessant rain inundates homes, washes away roads and forces residents to seek shelter on rooftops.

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