Presidential Declaration Could Bring Federal Reimbursements

Several Kentucky agencies could receive federal funds for storm relief if President Obama approves a major disaster declaration for the commonwealth.

Governor Steve Beshear has applied for the declaration. Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Kurt Pickering says it would let state agencies apply for federal reimbursements.

“Usually it’s three quarters and we’re talking about things like repairs to infrastructure,” he says. “There’s overtime for emergency response personnel can be covered, those types of things.”

Kentucky has already received one disaster declaration that allows FEMA to send supplies into the state.