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. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) will open a one-day Disaster Recovery Center at the Calvary Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall) on Hwy. 641 in Crayne on Saturday (Jan. 22). "The center, located in Crittenden County, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist recent storm and tornado victims who have already called to apply for disaster assistance," Greg Rushing, director of the county's Disaster and Emergency Services, said.
January 18, 2000
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 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.