FEMA: President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from February 9 to February 14, 2018.

Federal funding is available to the Commonwealth and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Metcalfe, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley, and Wolfe counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the Commonwealth.

Manny J. Toro has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Toro said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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