Governor Beshear returns to storm ravaged counties

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

People continue to work hard to restore their hometowns to what they once were.

It has been more than two weeks since an EF-3 tornado tore through the region.

Governor Steve Beshear toured the recovery process in Morgan and Magoffin Counties Monday.

Governor Beshear met with local officials and tornado survivors.

He says he can see a difference in the cleanup since his last visit to the tornado ravaged areas.

Governor Beshear says 2,220 Kentucky homes suffered major damage and 150 are destroyed, but no one is currently is without a place to sleep.

“Kentuckians are family oriented folks and it’s just amazing for many. We're taken in by other family members and friends and that's just the way we are,” Governor Beshear said.

Local officials and FEMA officials say there are challenges ahead like rebuilding infrastructure, schools, government buildings, businesses, and homes

Officials say it will cost billions to restore the areas to what they once were but they are committed to getting through this.

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