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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. -- 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 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 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 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 19, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- As recovery efforts continue in Western Kentucky counties affected by the Jan. 3 tornado, disaster relief officials are asking the public to limit donations to building materials and monetary contributions. The Long Term Recovery warehouse, located at 123 W. 12th St., Owensboro, will remain open while the multi-agency disaster donations warehouse at Lincoln Mall on U.S. Highway 231, also in Owensboro, will no longer accept goods after Sunday, Jan. 23.
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.
January 19, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Daviess County Courthouse (St. Ann St. entrance) at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, to assist recent storm and tornado victims who have registered for help.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The first checks are in the mail. That's the word from state and federal officials who are coordinating disaster response and recovery efforts in Daviess, Crittenden and Webster, the three counties in the path of the January 3 tornadoes, storms and flash flooding. The financial boost comes just five days after the disaster declaration. As of Saturday, 22 applicants for disaster emergency housing should receive a total of $19,140.52 when the mail arrives following the weekend.
January 18, 2000
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A year ago this week, West Tennessee was pummeled for a week from Jackson to Clarksdale as high winds and tornadoes spun from dark skies between Jan. 17 - 22, causing a major disaster.

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