Eastern Kentucky Flooding: Ohio Task Force 1 conducted day three of operations

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Ohio Task Force 1 (OH-TF1) continued operations in their third day of search and rescue efforts in the flooded counties of Southeastern Kentucky, according to a news release.

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On Sunday, the task force conducted search and rescue operations near the Hindman/Knott County line in Kentucky.

They utilized boats as needed, going house to house to assist with emergency needs, and assessing structural damages, the release said.

The 16-member team also did search and rescue operation in area of Jackson, Kentucky and additional 29 members, including four search canines and additional equipment, were moved into operations at the request of the State of Kentucky, according to the release.

The brings the contingent to a 45 member Type III Search and Rescue Team.

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Task Force Leader Adam Landis says the team continues to, “perform phenomenally and are in good spirits.”

“The water levels are receding, revealing, and emphasizing the magnitude of the damage in the area,” he said.

Ohio Task Force 1 Program Manager Evan Schumann said the team has been effective despite challenges.

“Communications and data uploads have been difficult due to the terrain of the area and significant structural damage,” he said.

Aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
Aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
Flooding is seen on Bays Street in Jackson, Kentucky on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Flooding is seen on Bays Street in Jackson, Kentucky on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Cristopher Howard carries plants from his garden on July 28, 2022, in downtown Jackson, Kentucky.
Cristopher Howard carries plants from his garden on July 28, 2022, in downtown Jackson, Kentucky.
Aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
Aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
The North Fork Kentucky River is seen moving up Court Street on July 28, 2022, in Jackson, Kentucky.
The North Fork Kentucky River is seen moving up Court Street on July 28, 2022, in Jackson, Kentucky.
Brandon Hayes, 32, climbs down from a ladder after hammering a tarp onto the roof of a neighbor on July 28, 2022, in Jackson, Kentucky.
Brandon Hayes, 32, climbs down from a ladder after hammering a tarp onto the roof of a neighbor on July 28, 2022, in Jackson, Kentucky.
The Stivers family rest on cots, in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
The Stivers family rest on cots, in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
April Stivers, 38, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, takes a moment to herself in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in Eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
April Stivers, 38, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, takes a moment to herself in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in Eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Zachary Stivers, 11, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, rests on a cot in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Zachary Stivers, 11, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, rests on a cot in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
April Stivers, 38, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, takes a moment to herself in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
April Stivers, 38, of Lost Creek, Kentucky, takes a moment to herself in the Hazard Community & Technical College, where survivors of the major flooding in eastern Kentucky are being taken for shelter on July 28, 2022, in Breathitt County, Kentucky.