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
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 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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