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Federal Disaster Aid Available for Union, Crittenden, Hopkins & Webster Counties

Federal Disaster Aid Available for Union, Crittenden, Hopkins & Webster Counties

Bill Stephens

August 27th, 2016

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday in a release that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of July 2-9,2016.

FEMA officials said the President’s action makes federal funding available to commonwealth and 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, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in Adair, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Hart, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, Metcalfe, Ohio, Todd, Trigg, Union, and Webster counties.

In addition, officials said federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.

According to the release, Warren J. Riley has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Riley said additional designations may be made at a later date as warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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