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
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."
January 18, 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 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Workers in Daviess, Crittenden and Webster Counties who are unemployed as a result of last week's tornadoes and flash-flooding may be eligible to file for federal disaster unemployment assistance, according to Director Richard Payne of the Owensboro-Daviess County Emergency Management Agency. The program extends coverage to persons who otherwise would be ineligible for unemployment compensation under the regular state program, Payne explained.
January 18, 2000
News Release
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- A special toll-free telephone number is in operation for individuals, families and businesses affected by the tornado and flash flooding that ravaged parts of Crittenden, Daviess, Hopkins and Webster Counties last week. The number is 1-800-462-9029, according to W.R. Padgett, the Kentucky Department of Emergency Management official who is coordinating state response in the disaster area. A toll-free TTY number, 1-800-462-7585, is available to persons who have hearing or speech impairments, he said.

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