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 […]

Beshear Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration; Death Toll Now 21

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is asking the federal government for an expedited disaster declarion in the wake of the deadly storms that tore across the commonwealth Friday. Beshear’s office announced the disaster declaration request this afternoon: FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 4, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear is formally requesting an expedited major disaster declaration from President […]

Beshear Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has sent a letter to President Barack Obama seeking a federal disaster declaration. Beshear is touring western Kentucky today to review storm damage, and a presidential declaration could make federal relief funds available. “Obviously some of the damage is unknown, yet, because we won’t know […]

Obama Declares Disaster In Kentucky

President Barack Obama has granted Kentucky’s Governor Steve Beshear’s request for a federal disaster declaration in the wake of this week’s winter storm. Here’s the press release from the governor’s office:     President Obama approves Governor Beshear’s request for federal disaster declaration to speed relief Beshear, Conway implement price gouging statues to protect Kentuckians […]