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 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.
January 18, 2000
News Release
The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened a disaster field office (DFO) in Owensboro. It will be the central coordinating point for all response and recovery efforts by state and federal agencies as a result of widespread damage created by early January tornadoes and flash flooding in Daviess, Crittenden and Webster Counties.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of last week's tornadoes and flash flooding may be eligible for disaster housing assistance, according to Director W.R. Padgett of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM). Padgett, the official designated by Gov. Paul Patton to coordinate the state's response and recovery programs with the federal and local governments, said the top priority is to see that every disaster victim in the three counties---Crittenden, Daviess and Webster-is in safe, secure and livable housing.

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