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In Photos: Kentucky flooding claims at least 25 lives

Eastern Kentucky has experienced heavy rainfall and flooding that has killed at least 25 people in recent days.

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As of Saturday, emergency teams continued searching for survivors amid scenes of heavy destruction caused by the floods.

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The Washington Post’s Maria Saccheti reports that the area is expecting a break in the rainfall, but the National Weather Service is predicting more rain and storms for Sunday through Tuesday.

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Photojournalist Arden S. Barnes has been on assignment for The Post documenting the disaster.

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July 30

Kris Patrick, a luthier at the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman, Ky., looks for a tool in mud covering the floor of a workshop. Luthiers make and repair stringed instruments.

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July 30

The aftermath of flooding on Main Street in downtown Hindman.

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July 30

Crews from New River Electrical Corp. are repairing poles and lines near Hindman.

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July 30

A utility crew at work near Hindman.

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July 30

Floodwaters deposited converted shipping containers at a bridge on Purpose Lane near Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky.

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July 29

Marie and Mark Tuttle face the task of cleaning mud out of their home in Bulan, Ky.

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July 29

A car is marooned in floodwater on Kentucky Route 28 near Chavies.

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July 29

Angie Fields washes her arm with a washcloth in the girls restroom at West Perry Elementary School in Hazard, Ky.

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July 29

Floodwaters dislodged a home from its foundations on Route 28 in Chavies.

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July 28

Residents of Nim Henson Geriatric Center in Jackson, Ky., are relocated by school bus.

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July 28

Phelisha McIntosh speaks with Emmy Fugate as they shelter at Hazard Community College.

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July 28

Lesia Watkins speaks with her husband, Jimmy, near their home, which was flooded by the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

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July 28

A displaced horse on the Watkins property eats from a bush.

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Photo editing and production by Kenneth Dickerman