Searchers combing miles to find missing Kentucky flood victims

On Wednesday, a third body was found in the devastating floods that hit Kentucky. Others are missing. Dozens of homes have been uprooted.

When the search resumed Wednesday morning, a convoy of 50 National Guardsmen joined over 100 local and state police trying to find those residents still listed as missing.

Late this afternoon, they found one. A third body was recovered.

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Rescuers are navigating rough terrain to find the remaining missing victims of recent flooding in Kentucky.

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Rescuers are combing roughly eight miles of rugged terrain between the towns of Flat Gap and Staffordsville, where more than 60 homes were destroyed and where family treasures are now buried.

The searchers' task has been very difficult. Downed power lines, tangled debris, and thick mud slow their progress.

What has not been slow is the response. Bottled water, food and other supplies are pouring into the local high school.

"We just wanted them to know that we are here for them," said Becky Skaggs, one of many volunteers of all ages and from as far away as 100 miles.

Monday, Matthew McKenzie's family fled their home as the waters rose. The father of five got a hot lunch from a church group that drove up from Alabama.

He said he spent the night at a Red Cross shelter and next he will "go see how bad the house is, once we can get up there."

Some of the residents say they are concerned they don't have adequate insurance, because the last big flood happened here in 1957.