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twitterCreated with Sketch.emailCreated with Sketch.Next ArticleTongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua Braves Bitter Cold to Once Again Show Off His Oily, Topless Self at Winter OlympicsNewsEmergencies Declared in Kentucky as Flooding Submerges Parts of the SoutheastBy Ada Carr2 days agoweather.comAt a GlanceFlooding has submerged parts of the Southeast.Several Kentucky counties have declared emergenciesWater rescues have been reported Flooding inundated parts of the Southeast over the weekend, prompting water rescues and a state of emergency in Kentucky.  Widespread moderate to locally heavy rain has been ongoing this weekend ahead of the cold front associated with Winter Storm Mateo, according to weather.com meteorologist Chris DolceThis rain is leading to rises on rivers and streams in the Southeast, including some that have gone into minor or moderate flood stages.  In Kentucky, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley issued a state of emergency Saturday as creeks and streams began spilling over around 4 p.m., according to a Facebook post. Mosley posted an update Sunday, reporting many water rescues took place and there were no injuries or deathsRoughly 350 were without power. (MORE: The Latest on Winter Storm Mateo)  “It's been a long, heart-wrenching 24 hours for the people of Harlan County,” wrote Mosley.  Officials in the city of Pinesville, Kentucky, and Knox and Bell counties also declared emergencies due to the flooding, according to Kentucky.com.  A woman’s body was discovered by a Knox County creek Sunday, but officials are uncertain if the death is related to the flooding, Sheriff Mike Smith told Kentucky.com. Landslides triggered by the deluge were reported in Kentucky’s Pike, Letcher and Bell Counties, prompting officials to close several roads, LEX18.com reports.  Flooding was also reported in Virginia, where Wise County deputies rescued a driver from a vehicle stuck on a flooded roadway Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office. 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