Photos from National Guard rescues in Kentucky Flooding

Tennessee National Guard crews rescued 151 from flood waters

PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky (WDEF) – The Tennessee National Guard is reporting on the rescues aircrews made during the rural flooking in Eastern Kentucky.

Five UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters based in Nashville and Knoxville worked along the North Fork River.

Over the last three days of July, they rescued 151 people.

27 were hoisted out of the floods.

“I’m very fortunate to work with professionals in Tennessee Army National Guard Aviation, from the aircrew members, the support personnel, and our partners with the Nashville Fire Department.” said Col. Pat Wade, State Aviation Officer.

“The recent response by this team and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and our Domestic Operations Staff saved many lives in the aftermath of severe flooding in Eastern Kentucky. I could not be prouder of our team, and the skills and services they provide during emergency responses.”

The Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, a partnership with the National Guard, Nashville Fire Department, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, as well as air crews, remain on standby.

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