Government Help On The Way After February Storms

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management
Agency says it has provided nearly $8.7 million in aid across
Kentucky after severe storms spawned tornadoes across the state in

That includes $121,250 to residents of Allen County, where
officials had critized the federal agency, saying residents were
angered by rejections for aid.

Nine counties in Kentucky were declared federal disaster areas
after the storm, including Allen County where four people were

FEMA released figures showing there were 27 applications from
Allen County for assistance. While FEMA did not disclose aid
amounts to specific individuals, spokesman Kurt Pickering says the
agency has provided $82,983 in housing assistance and $38,267 for
other needs.

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