FEMA agents tour flood damage in Berea

FEMA agents are in central Kentucky Monday to get a better idea of how much damage was caused by flooding last week.

Six inches of rain fell in Berea last Tuesday afternoon, causing flash floods that damaged several homes and businesses.

The FEMA agents will help decide if flood victims there qualify for federal assistance.

Teams from FEMA and Kentucky Emergency Management spent much of Monday morning in Berea and southern Madison County.

"We are doing two different damage assessments," Gene Kauffman, of FEMA, said. "One with homes and businesses and the other is public, like schools."

FEMA teams will continue working through Monday afternoon.

We're told the best things property owners can do are document their damages by getting pictures, contact their insurance companies, and go ahead and begin cleaning up.

We're told Monday's tour is only a preliminary assessment. It could be some time before a final report is complete.

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