FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has declared a state of emergency in Kentucky following severe weather which spread across Eastern Kentucky on April 14, 2007.
The storms caused flooding, mudslides, power outages, damages to public and private property and road closures in counties including, but not limited to Floyd, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Martin and Pike counties.
The executive order declaring the state of emergency was signed today.
Since the date of the storms, state emergency management officials have been evaluating and monitoring the situation with county responders. The Governor’s order now allows the final part of coordination with federal officials to be completed.