More heavy thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon across eastern Kentucky. While they are not expected to be as widespread as the past few days, they will be slow movers and could cause more flooding in areas that are already saturated. Stay with WYMT for the latest on the changing weather conditions on this WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - President Bush declared several counties
in eastern Kentucky a major disaster area in the wake of severe
storms that ripped through the area last month.
The declaration makes federal funding available to state and
local governments and certain nonprofit organizations to help cover
the cost of emergency work and some cleanup. Federal money is also
available to help repair or replace some facilities that were
damaged in last month's storm, according to a White House press
Bush's declaration helps the counties of Carter, Floyd, Johnson,
Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Martin, Perry, and Pike, according to the
Gov. Ernie Fletcher declared a state of emergency for the area
late last month.
The April 14 storms caused flooding, mudslides, power outages
and more than $5 million in damages, state officials have said.
The storms dumped as much as 4 inches of rain in some parts of
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