Kentucky Tornadoes, Severe Storms, Torrential Rains And Flash Flooding (DR-1310)

Incident period: January 3, 2000 to January 4, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 10, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 31, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Almost $1.6 million in disaster assistance has already been approved to assist individuals and local governments who suffered losses in the tornadoes and flash flooding earlier this month, state and federal disaster officials announced today.
January 21, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Seniors and people with disabilities living in the four Kentucky counties declared a major disaster area because of the recent tornadoes, severe storms, torrential rains and flash flooding that occurred Jan. 3-4 may need extra help receiving disaster assistance, state and federal disaster officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) are working to provide that help in Daviess, Crittenden, Webster and Hopkins counties.
January 21, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- State and federal disaster officials announce today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the basement of the Daviess County Courthouse will remain open until Saturday to provide assistance to disaster victims.Some of the almost 200 tornado victims, who attended yesterday town meeting in Owensboro, expressed an interest in visiting the center to sit down and talk face-to-face with recovery specialists. More than 80 applicants have already visited the center, since it opened last week.
January 20, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) have announced today the new hours of operation and the closing date of the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Daviess County Courthouse (St. Ann Street entrance). The center will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2000, will be closed Sunday, January 23, and will then re-open for two final days of operation, Monday and Tuesday, January 24 and 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
January 20, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Governor Paul Patton announced today that seven Kentucky counties have been declared eligible for federal and state disaster funds to repair and replace publicly owned facilities in the aftermath of January 3-4 tornadoes and flash-flooding. This brings the total to nine counties that are now eligible to receive reimbursements for damage to public facilities, such as roads, bridges, buildings and utilities, and for emergency protective measures and debris clearance.
January 19, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- As victims of western Kentucky's recent tornadoes and high winds continue to clean up and rebuild, many are wondering "what about next time?" Disaster experts are encouraging residents to rebuild safer and smarter just in case. "A safe place and early warning are key elements to surviving a tornado," said Richard Payne, director of the Owensboro-Daviess County Emergency Management Agency.

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