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Beshear requests major disaster declaration for damage caused by historic February rainfall

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a major disaster declaration be issued for some of the worst flooding in Kentucky history after unprecedented rainfall led to flash flooding, mudslides and landslides across the state. Between Feb. 26 and March 1, Kentucky experienced more than seven inches of rain in four south central and...

President Biden approves Beshear request for disaster declaration in response to winter storms

Less than two weeks after Gov. Andy Beshear requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government, President Joe Biden approved the request late Wednesday and ordered federal assistance to support Kentucky communities with recovery from devastating winter storms. “This declaration will make sure Kentuckians and our communities have the necessary resources to rebuild after the devastating...

Following 30-day assessment, Gov. Beshear requests federal disaster funds for damage from winter storm

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday submitted a request to President Joe Biden asking that a Major Disaster Declaration be issued for the severe winter storm system that impacted Kentucky from February 8 through February 19. Gov. Beshear issued a State of Emergency Order on February 11. Fifty-nine counties and 38 cities likewise issued local states of emergency orders. “The impacts of February’s ice and...