Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
On March 26, after a destructive tornado struck, the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (USDA-FSA) declared Lee County eligible for the Emergency Conservation Program contingent upon funds from Washington.
Monday Calvin Parrish, State Executive Director for FSA, confirmed that USDA-FSA's national office approved $180,000 for applicants in Lee County. This money will assist with expenses for rebuilding fences, repairing farmland, and removing debris.
"Congressman Griffith has been working with us since the morning after the tornado to assess how he could help us, " said Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons. "We very much appreciate the Congressman's efforts to bring funds to these people that are suffering. It shows that he hasn't forgotten the citizens in the most Western part of his district."