Gov. Andy Beshear is set to speak at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to provide an update on the state's response to flooding in Eastern Kentucky following his visit to the region Monday alongside President Joe Biden.
Beshear has confirmed 37 people have died as a result of the flooding, which occurred in late last month after storms blew through the region on July 27 and July 28. Two people are still currently missing from Breathitt County, according to Kentucky State Police, and hundreds are still displaced.
Some areas of Eastern Kentucky remain in danger of mudslides due to storms moving into the area later this week.
In his visit to the region Monday, Biden pledged to ensure federal resources are available throughout the recovery process, describing the scene in Eastern Kentucky as "incredibly heartbreaking."
This story will be updated.
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky flooding: Andy Beshear gives Tuesday update after Biden visit