15 dead in floods in Kentucky

Ett översvämmat hus i Lost Creek i delstaten Kentucky.
A flooded house in Lost Creek, Kentucky State.

The number of deaths in the heavy floods in American Kentucky has risen to 15," says Kentucky's Governor Andy Beshear, who believes that the death toll will climb even more as the rain continues to fall.

The floods have wiped out entire communities in some of the poorest areas of USA and the search continues.

There are still people missing, says Jerry Stacy, head of rescue in the hard hit county of Perry.