President Issues Disaster Declaration for Kentucky Counties
The first four months of 2018 have been wetter than normal for Kentucky. Many counties have been so flood-ravaged that a request by Governor Matt Bevin to President Donald Trump for relief has been granted.
Severe weather and flooding have led to a need for federal assistance for 34 Kentucky counties including Ohio, McLean, Hancock, Webster, Butler, Union, and Henderson.
Louisville's WHAS-TV reports that an estimated $24.7 million dollars in damage was inflicted on these an other Commonwealth counties from early-2018 storms and that the much-needed federal funding will help repair highways, bridges, and other forms of local infrastructure that sustained the damage.
In fact, WHAS says that it was infrastructure that took on 75% of the storm's damage.