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 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.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Hopkins County residents Saturday became eligible to apply for disaster benefits as a result of the January 3-4 tornadoes and flash floods that also struck Daviess, Crittenden and Webster Counties. The designation means that residents of Hopkins County are eligible to apply for disaster assistance that could include disaster housing aid, low-interest loans to repair or replace storm-damaged property, or direct grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not when property is uninsured or underinsured.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The multi-agency disaster donations warehouse in Owensboro no longer will accept goods after Sunday, January 23, according to Director Richard Payne of the Owensboro-Daviess County Emergency Management Agency. The multi-agency warehouse has been in operation at Lincoln Mall on U.S. Highway 231 since January 7, supplying relief organizations serving those affected by the destructive tornadoes, storms and flash-flooding of January 3-4.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Storm victims with private insurance coverage still may be eligible for disaster assistance, W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) emphasized today. "Don't attempt to make a decision on your eligibility," he cautioned. "That's why we are here. The chance of making a flawed judgment and missing out on badly need help is too great, so allow our experts to make such a determination."

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