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
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
Individuals Unemployed By Tornadoes, Flash Flooding May Be Eligible For Disaster Unemployment Benefits
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 10, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for families and businesses in three Kentucky counties victimized by tornadoes and other violent weather last week, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit the western portion of the state January 3-4.