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2022-08-02 19:28:39 By : Mr. Ayew Chen

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Hot summer temperatures will return to some of the Eastern Kentucky areas devastated by deadly floods this week, prompting a new safety concern for the state as residents attempt to cleanup their communities – some doing so without any power.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Eastern Kentucky will reach the mid 80s to around 90 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday and Thursday. However, the added humid air mass will make it feel much hotter, up above 100 degrees in certain locations.

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