UPDATE: Disaster Declarations Expanded in Kentucky

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE 5/27/11 @ 3:35 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has amended disaster declarations resulting from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding since April 22 in Kentucky, making 70 counties eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans.

Loan applications for physical and production losses will be taken into January. To apply, contact the local FSA county office.

The newly added counties are:

  • Allen
  • Anderson
  • Ballard
  • Barren
  • Bell
  • Breathitt
  • Breckinridge
  • Bullitt
  • Butler
  • Caldwell
  • Calloway
  • Carlisle
  • Carter
  • Christian
  • Clay
  • Crittenden
  • Cumberland
  • Edmonson
  • Elliott
  • Estill
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Graves
  • Grayson
  • Hardin
  • Harlan
  • Hart
  • Henderson
  • Henry
  • Hickman
  • Hopkins
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Knox
  • Larue
  • Laurel
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Leslie
  • Letcher
  • Livingston
  • Logan
  • Lyon
  • Marshall
  • McCracken
  • McLean
  • Meade
  • Metcalfe
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Muhlenberg
  • Nelson
  • Ohio
  • Oldham
  • Owen
  • Owsley
  • Perry
  • Powell
  • Rowan
  • Scott
  • Shelby
  • Simpson
  • Spencer
  • Todd
  • Trigg
  • Union
  • Warren
  • Webster
  • Wolfe
  • Woodford

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    ORIGINAL STORY 5/4/11
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president has declared an emergency for parts of three states, including Kentucky, because of flooding.

    The White House says the order signed on Wednesday means the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other departments can help the states coordinate all disaster relief efforts in parts of all three states.

    Several Kentucky counties are eligible and most are along or near the Ohio River, including in Greenup County.

    Over the past two weeks, heavy rains and tornadoes have hit many areas, causing rising waters, infrastructure damage and dangerous roads.

    In Tennessee, the declaration covers Dyer, Lake, Shelby, and Stewart counties.

    In Mississippi, the counties of Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Issaquena, Jefferson, Tunica, Warren, Washington, and Wilkinson are covered.


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