Forestry Experts to Survey Ice Storm Damage

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

FEMA To Cover At Least Three-Fourths of National Guard Costs

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

FEMA Continues Assessment of Kentucky Disaster

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

Louisville Won't House Ike Evacuees

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