Authorities are bracing for the death toll from floods in Eastern Kentucky to continue to rise this weekend as the extent of the damage is becoming increasingly visible.

As of Saturday morning, 25 people are confirmed dead after torrential rains flooded the region, destroying hundreds of homes and devastating communities across several counties.

Photos show houses and businesses half-submerged in the murky flood waters. Streets look like rivers — filled with floating tree branches, trashed vehicles and debris from homes swept away by the current

Stranded community members were picked up by boats.

UPDATES:Saturday’s Kentucky flooding news

Finding all the victims could take weeks, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who said the death toll is expected to grow.

“We may have even lost entire families,” Beshear said in a video Friday. He said at least six children were among the victims.

Search and rescue teams, with the help of the National Guard, continued searching for missing people Friday evening.

Photos show the destruction: 

An aerial view of homes submerged under flood waters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
A group of stranded people are rescued from the flood waters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.
A Knott County 911 emergency vehicle was washed into the Right Fork Troublesome Creek in Hindman. July 29, 2022
People work to clear a house from a bridge near the Whitesburg Recycling Center in Letcher County, Ky., on Friday, July 29, 2022. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)
Kermit Clemons, atop his ex-mother-in-law's house outside Hazard, Ky., helps his ex-wife Lana Clemons retrieve family items. Flash flooding swept the trailer home off its foundation and carried it around 250 feet from its original location Thursday morning. July 28, 2022
A man searches the remains of a trailer park that was wiped out by flood waters of Troublesome Creek in Dwarf, Ky. July 29, 2022
A Perry County school bus lies destroyed after being caught up in the floodwaters of Lost Cree in Ned, Ky., Friday, July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
STILL FROM VIDEO: Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and FEMA Officials flew over the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky on Friday, July 29, 2022
A young woman walks through waist-deep water next to a house flooded by the waters of the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, on July 28, 2022.

Contributing: The Associated Press; Caleb Stultz, Lucas Aulbach, Thomas Birmingham, Jordan D. Brown, Christal Hayes, Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY NETWORK.

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