Governor Bevin Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency in response to continued heavy rainfall, which has caused widespread flooding and critical infrastructure damage across the Commonwealth. The governor’s executive order enables the mobilization of state resources to be utilized in support of cities and counties as needed. Kentucky Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center on Friday, February 22, 2019 at a Level 4. To date, KYEM has received 36 county and 11 city state of emergency declarations. Michael Dossett, director for KYEM, said enhanced communication remains the highest priority in the current flood fight and they are coordinating with local, state, and federal officials daily. To report weather-related damage, contact your local emergency management office.

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