Governor Bevin Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The weather event caused flooding, land and mudslides, resulting in over $41 million in damages statewide to highways, bridges, and utility infrastructure. Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management, said they are hopeful for federal assistance  to repair and restore infrastructure to communities across the Commonwealth. Since 2009, Kentucky has been granted 19 federally declared disasters as a result of severe weather and flooding events.

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