Gov. Matt Bevin declares state of emergency

07/07/2016 06:33 PM

Governor Matt Bevin has declared a state of emergency to give areas the help they need during this week’s severe weather and localized flooding .

In a statement, Bevin thanked emergency officials working to address the needs of residents.

“This declared state of emergency gives emergency management the resources they need to proactively respond to local needs. We thank all of the officials working hard to minimize the impact of the storm system. We urge all citizens to take the necessary precautions needed to stay safe.”

During the past few days, more than 15 inches of rain has fallen in parts of Western Kentucky. The storms have also produced damaging winds and caused power outages in additional areas of the Commonwealth.

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