Kentucky Emergency Management working with FEMA
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2016) — Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) officials said the level of damages from July storms warrant a joint assessment with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the full impact of the storms and any assistance that may be required with recovery operations.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has requested Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments be conducted for Public Assistance in the counties of: Adair, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Hart, Hopkins, Lawrence, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Ohio, Todd, Trigg, Union and Webster for storms from July 3-9 that that led to torrential rain, severe wind, hail and tornadoes.
Kentucky also requested that Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments be conducted for Households and Individual Assistance for residences that were flooded in Marshall and Todd counties.
At the request of KYEM, FEMA will be sending personnel to Kentucky to begin joint assessments with members from KYEM, state agencies, and local government officials to survey damages and review storm-related expense documentation. There are no shared costs to the state to conduct joint assessments.