LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - President Bush has issued a major disaster declaration for parts of Kentucky hit by severe storms earlier this month.
The White House says today that the declaration covers nine counties. Some of the areas were struck by deadly tornadoes that
killed seven people. Weather officials said at least a dozen tornadoes touched down during the hard-charging storms.
The deaths were in Allen and Muhlenberg counties.
The President's declaration allows residents in those counties to apply for federal funding, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs.
The counties are: Allen, Christian, Fayette, Hardin, Hart, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, and Muhlenberg.
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