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Kentucky flooding death toll hits 35, California wildfire blazes 55,000 acres

The death toll due to severe flooding in Kentucky has reached 35. Meanwhile, a wildfire in McKinney, California, has burned more than 55,000 acres while killing two so far.

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- A sad update out of Kentucky, where the death toll has risen to 35. Major floods gripping the eastern part of the state. Thousands have been displaced as floodwaters swept away homes, engulfed roads, and destroyed bridges. Some 13,000 residents were without power as of this morning. The National Weather Service says much of the region remains under flash flood warnings with the risk of quote, "excessive rainfall that could exacerbate the already catastrophic situation."

Meanwhile, the McKinney wildfire that broke out in northern California on Friday exploded in size over the weekend. Now, the blaze started in Klamath National Forest near the border with Oregon, and has since burned over 55,000 acres, forcing nearly 2,000 residents to evacuate, and killing at least 2 people. The fire is barely contained. And firefighters are facing a forecast of lightning storms that could complicate their efforts in coming days even further.