Presidential Disaster declared for counties impacted by flooding

04/27/2018 12:28 PM

FRANKFORT- President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for the Kentucky counties hit by the severe weather and flooding from February 21, 2018 through March 21, 2018.

“We are grateful to the President for issuing an official disaster declaration to aid more Kentucky counties impacted by severe weather and flooding earlier this year,” said Gov. Bevin. “This federal assistance will provide more than one-quarter of our counties with important resources as they continue recovery efforts, and I am appreciative to our local and state emergency management teams for their assistance throughout this process. Let’s all continue to work together to help our communities with their recovery.”

The authorization allows public assistance to be granted to the 34 counties impacted to repair roads, bridges and other infrastructure caused from severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides. Mitigation funds will also be provided to the Commonwealth through the declaration.

The counties included in the declaration are: Boyd, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Crittenden, Fulton, Gallatin, Grant, Graves, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Jefferson, Kenton, Lawrence, Livingston, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Ohio, Owen, Spencer, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Washington and Webster.

Additional information about KYEM and FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found here .

Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at


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