tornado outbreak

Grimes Visits Counties Hit By Tornadoes

by admin on March 9, 2012

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is traveling to through counties in eastern Kentucky hit by severe weather to deliver supplies and assist with the relief effort.

Grimes is being accompanied by a group that includes the director of the state board of elections and business filings, who are meeting with county clerks and business owners to assess damage and formulate a plan to help in the long-term recovery.

The secretary of state says they are evaluating how to best assist area businesses in reopening their doors, ensure that our county clerks are prepared for upcoming elections and help restore school systems.

“Right now, we must ensure that citizens who were impacted by last Friday’s tornadoes have the essentials—food, shelter, clothing—available to them,” said Grimes. “But we are also mindful that assistance will be needed well into the future, as affected Kentuckians work to rebuild their lives.

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Young Addresses Tornado Damage in Southern Indiana

by admin March 6, 2012

Speaking on the House floor Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-In, discussed the deadly tornadoes that swept through his southern Indiana district last week and the sense of community that constituents have displayed to rebuild their lives. Across the South and Midwest, the severe weather has caused serious injury and damage to hundreds of […]

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Kentucky Federal Delegation Supports Disaster Declaration

by admin March 5, 2012

Following Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators, the six members of the state’s House delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama supporting Gov. Steve Beshear’s request for a federal disaster declaration. An outbreak of storms and tornadoes last week caused damage to several Kentucky towns and Beshear has asked the president to provide the state with […]

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Ron Paul: No Federal Relief for Tornado Victims

by admin March 5, 2012

Standing by his libertarian principles, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul reiterated his opposition to the Federal Emergency Management Agency when he said victims of the deadly tornadoes that hit Kentucky should not receive federal aid. Last week, a series of storms across the South and Midwest caused injury, property damage and killed dozens, including small […]

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McConnell, Paul Urge President Obama to Support Disaster Declaration

by admin March 5, 2012

In a joint letter sent to the White House Monday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul urged President Obama to support a request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky after a number of deadly tornadoes struck the commonwealth. Last week, an outbreak of storms caused damage to several towns, […]

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April 3, 1974 Remembered

by Rick Howlett April 2, 2009

April 3 marks the 35th anniversary of the super outbreak of tornados that killed more than 300 people in the U.S. The twisters claimed the lives of more than 70 people in Kentucky, with a death toll of 31 in the Ohio River town of Brandenburg. WAVE television meteorologist Tom Wills was on duty when […]

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