Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Southern Indiana

State and federal agencies will open a disaster recovery center in southern Indiana tomorrow morning to get aid to people affected by this month’s tornadoes and other storms. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the center will open at 8am tomorrow at the Ivy Tech campus off Interstate-65. It will remain open from 8am […]

Federal Disaster Declared in Six Indiana Counties, Nine More Kentucky Counties

President Obama has declared a federal disaster in six Indiana counties following severe storms that tore through the region on March 2nd. Governor Mitch Daniels had requested federal aid for Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties this week. The counties are now eligible for federal assistance, which can include grants for temporary housing […]

Daniels Requests Disaster Declaration for Six Indiana Counties

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has asked President Obama to issue a disaster declaration for six southern Indiana counties damaged by last week’s tornadoes to make residents and business owners eligible for federal assistance. Daniels is requesting a declaration for Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. A preliminary assessment has determined that 187 primary […]

KSP Collecting Supplies for Storm Victims

From Alex Suckow, Kentucky Public Radio While the Red Cross and other relief agencies continue to fundraise on behalf of storm victims, Kentucky State Police are collecting supplies to aid in the cleanup and recovery across the Commonwealth. KSP spokesperson Lieutenant David Jude says all 16 KSP posts have been designated as drop off areas […]

Storm Damage Widespread in Kenton County, Kentucky

From Mark Heyne, WVXU, Cincinnati The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Northern Kentucky’s Kenton County, assessing the damage from Friday’s storms. “We have 88 homes that have been destroyed in Kenton County, completely destroyed. We have another 250 homes that are uninhabitable, and 138 homes that have been affected by the storm that are […]

Indiana Death Toll Rises; Daniels To Survey Damage Saturday

The death toll from Friday’s tornadoes that tore across southern Indiana is at least six,  according to various reports.    The state Department of Homeland Security says three of the fatalities occurred in Jefferson County, Indiana, with one recorded in hard-hit Henryville. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will visit the storm-ravaged area Saturday morning.   He issued this […]

NWS: Tornado Struck Churchill Downs; Racing Resumes Friday

The National Weather Service says it was probably an EF-0 or EF-1 tornado that tore through Churchill Downs last night, damaging more than a dozen barns and other backside buildings, packing winds of up to 120 miles per hour. Spokesman John Asher calls it a miracle that no humans or none of the 1,400 thoroughbreds stabled […]

Cleanup Underway At Storm-Damaged Churchill Downs

Live racing and training are cancelled today at Churchill Downs, as damage assessment and cleanup continue from yesterday’s storms that caused heavy damage to numerous structures on the track’s backside. A suspected tornado tore through the grounds last evening, damaging or destroying nine barns, a chapel and a dormitory for track workers. There were no […]