President Approves Disaster Funding

by Gabe Bullard on October 10, 2008

Louisville Metro Government may need to adjust some departmental budgets to recoup expenses from last month’s severe windstorms.

The city requested $4 million in federal funds for cleanup, but was granted $3.4 million. Mayor’s office spokesperson Kerri Richardson says the rest of the costs from storm cleanup will have to come out of departmental budgets.

“All of those expenses are fairly spread out over numerous agencies and we’ll be working with those directors to make sure the budgets are going to balance,” she says.

President Bush approved disaster funding for 30 counties across the state this week.

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