Torrential downpours hit Denver which caused major flash flooding across the eastern part of Colorado. On Sunday, over two inches of rain fell in the span of an hour and caused flash floods across the area. Flooding hit the highways especially hard with interstate 70 being forced to close in both directions for part of the evening.
Kentucky entered a second week of recovering from the devastating floods that displaced thousands of people. On Friday, Governor Andy Beshear updated the public on the rescue efforts. He said that 37 people have died and thousands more left homeless, but progress is being made in stabilizing communities.
Extreme flooding wreaks havoc in Kentucky, prompting a response from the state’s top Republican in Congress. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.) delivered updates on the ongoing tragedy in his home state on the Senate floor.