A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
Eligible farmers in Boyd, Lawrence, Martin and Pike Counties are going to qualify for federal disaster assistance, including Farm Service Agency emergency loans.
On Monday, President Bush declared seven West Virginia counties
disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by severe storms,
flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred from April 14th through the 18th.
As a result of the declaration, four Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for the loan assistance.
Loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through January second, 2008 and applications pending on that date may be processed and completed.
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