Officials still waiting on word from FEMA

It's been more than two weeks since destructive flash flooding ravaged our area.

Knox and Bell counties were hit especially hard.

In Middlesboro, homes took on feet of water and mud.

FEMA officials toured the damage in the city back in June to determine whether or not it would meet certain disaster thresholds.

If it does, then the area could qualify for some federal relief money.

“They're putting the numbers together now. We feel optimistic that we've gone above where our lines were but we have to wait on the federal government to make that decision,” Middlesboro Mayor Bill Kelley said.

Kelley says crews are still cleaning up parts of the city.

Governor Steve Beshear signed a disaster declaration after the floods for six southeastern Kentucky counties.

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