U of L Group to Participate in FEMA Earthquake Drill

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting an exercise this week in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which covers much of Kentucky. FEMA will conduct various simulations and drills to test the federal, state and local response to a devastating earthquake on the New Madrid Fault. Among the participants will be about 30 of the… Continue reading U of L Group to Participate in FEMA Earthquake Drill

Metro Government Review of Flood Damage Costs Continues

Louisville Metro Government officials are still tallying the cost of damage and cleanup from severe flooding in recent weeks. If the city can claim $2.4 million or more in damages, Metro Government can request federal assistance. At last count, $600,000 had been spent to keep flood pumps running and officials estimated an additional $100,000 would… Continue reading Metro Government Review of Flood Damage Costs Continues

Beshear to Return to Western Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear plans to return Tuesday to far western Kentucky, for further assessment of the flooding situation. Beshear, who toured the area last week, says the lower Ohio River is expected to crest at 58 feet Friday, five feet higher than earlier projections. “It’s very likely we’re going to have more flooding than… Continue reading Beshear to Return to Western Kentucky

Louisville Officials Calculating Flood Damage, Considering FEMA Aid Request

Louisville Metro Government officials have been surveying flood damage to see if the city qualifies for federal aid. So far, they’ve come up about $1.7 million short. So far, about $600,000 has been spent to keep the city’s flood pumping stations active. An additional $100,000 will likely be required to clean and repair streets. That’s… Continue reading Louisville Officials Calculating Flood Damage, Considering FEMA Aid Request

FEMA Storm Assistance Deadline Approaching

By Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Victims of the early May storms in Kentucky now have about one week to register for possible federal assistance. FEMA spokesman Michael Skeels says the deadline is Monday, July 12. “The registration period will close at 8 pm Eastern Daylight Time that day. So we’d like everyone in Kentucky… Continue reading FEMA Storm Assistance Deadline Approaching