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Coroner: Body of missing Kentucky flood victim Nancy Cundiff has been found

Louisville Courier-Journal 10/7/2022 Associated Press
Some homes in Breathitt County, Kentucky, are still surrounded by water on Saturday, July 30, 2022, after historic rains flooded many areas of Eastern Kentucky killing more than 20 people. © Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal Some homes in Breathitt County, Kentucky, are still surrounded by water on Saturday, July 30, 2022, after historic rains flooded many areas of Eastern Kentucky killing more than 20 people.

JACKSON, Ky. — A body found on the bank of an eastern Kentucky creek has been identified as a missing flood victim, a coroner said.

Nancy Cundiff, 29, was one of two people still missing after historic flooding in July killed dozens and left hundreds without homes. Cundiff’s body was found Saturday near Troublesome Creek, which overflowed its banks during the floods, Breathitt County Coroner Hargis Epperson told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Cundiff lived with her mother, who also died in the flooding.

“The water overcame them in the house so quickly they just couldn’t react and it swept both of them away, house and all,” Epperson has said previously.

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Another Breathitt County woman, Nancy Baker, 60, remains missing.

A full recovery from the devastating floods, which claimed at least 41 lives, is expected to take years in the hardest-hit areas.

More coverage:Eastern Kentucky flooding: As death toll rises, here are the names we know

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Coroner: Body of missing Kentucky flood victim Nancy Cundiff has been found

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