The Kentucky Division of Forestry has completed its initial assessment of storm damage from the recent ice and wind storms, and private property owners could receive federal money for their damaged trees.
Louisville Metro Director of Public Works Ted Pullen says debris pickup from the January ice storm should be complete by the end of next month.
A team of arborists called an Urban Forest Strike Team will begin work tomorrow to assess tree damage caused by January’s ice storm. Lynn Brammer with Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet says they’ll survey trees on publicly owned land. “For one, they want to assess the trees to determine if the damage is so… Continue reading Forestry Experts to Survey Ice Storm Damage
Twenty area fire departments will share a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Kentucky today to survey ice storm damage. At a press conference with Governor Steve Beshear, she announced more financial help from the federal government is on the way. “FEMA will pick up at least three-quarters of the cost of the National Guard and its response during the initial… Continue reading FEMA To Cover At Least Three-Fourths of National Guard Costs
Kentucky is awaiting further investigation from FEMA to see if the federal government will agree to pay 100% of recovery costs in the days that followed last month’s ice storm. Last week, 93 counties were declared major disaster areas – meaning they’re eligible for up to 75% reimbursement of storm costs. FEMA spokesperson Rita Egan… Continue reading FEMA Continues Assessment of Kentucky Disaster
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking victims of last week’s ice storm in Kentucky not to eat the prepackaged meals that have been distributed in the state because the meals may contain salmonella infected peanut butter.
Several Kentucky agencies could receive federal funds for storm relief if President Obama approves a major disaster declaration for the commonwealth.
Louisville Metro Government officials say if Hurricane Ike forces Gulf Coast residents to flee their homes, none of them will be staying here as was the case with Hurricane Gustav. Chris Poynter at the mayors office says they’ve told FEMA the city is not prepared to handle another influx of evacuees. “We just sheltered 1,500… Continue reading Louisville Won't House Ike Evacuees
Hundreds of Hurricane Gustav evacuees have been enjoying attractions around Louisville while they wait for word on when they can return home.