Churches, charities filling gaps on storm recovery

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churches and charities have stepped in to
assist Kentucky residents waiting on federal assistance following a
major flood earlier this month.

The mud is mostly cleaned up and water service is back on in most places, but residents in several eastern Kentucky counties are waiting on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to declare a state of emergency. Gov. Steve Beshear made his request on May 13.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that churches, local governments and charitable agencies like the Christian Appalachian
Project are trying to fill the gaps until long-term recovery starts.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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