States asks for cash for storm victims, not supplies

A busy place, where the only purpose is helping Kentucky’s hurting places, and money is the most in need. “To be honest with you, cash is the best thing because if you donate physical things they have to stored, there is another cost to those,” said John Heltzel, the Emergency Operations Center Director.

So many supplies have come in there isn’t enough room to store them. There’s even the concern that a lot of what will be donated will simply end up in a landfill.

Money will meet immediate needs. "These things aren’t cheap to do. But every bit is accounted for and most goes directly to the people who suffered a tragic loss,” said Heltzel.

In towns were entire sections will have to rebuilt the cost will be extreme. But state officials are confident the federal government will meet much of those needs.

“The great news is that our federal government has a great system for this..the Stafford Act, working with FEMA. They normally pick up 75% of the cost,” said Heltzel.

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