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. -- 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 10, 2000
News Release
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.

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