News Releases for Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1818)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $17.8 million to help reimburse six Kentucky co-ops and rural electric cooperative corporations (RECC) for...
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than $49 million worth of public works projects have now been approved in Kentucky to receive aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after last January's ice storm -...
Monday, April 6, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Mild spring weather can have a down side after a hard winter. On sunny days people tend to take advantage and do outside chores, which may include burning debris left by last winter...
Monday, March 30, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than $28 million in Kentucky public works projects, almost all related to emergency protective measures and debris removal from January's crippling ice storm, has been approved...
Monday, March 23, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The January ice storm has passed, but the mess remains. More than 11 million cubic yards of debris - enough to pile up 8 feet high on 10,000 basketball courts - was left in the wake...
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Though Kentucky has taken great strides in reducing its flood damages over the years, Mother Nature can never be completely tamed. As spring brings a new flood season, Kentuckians...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Where it can rain, it can flood. Kentucky is all too familiar with the destruction caused by flash floods and rising water.  The Commonwealth has had to deal repeatedly with the...
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The ice storm that crippled Kentucky in January knocked out power to more than 700,000 customers and blocked roads with debris. But this week's decision to provide more federal...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- It's the trees. Nestled in north-central Kentucky, the densely wooded Camelot subdivision of Bardstown, Ky., often found trees or broken limbs falling on its overhead power lines...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky is one of only nine states in the nation to have an enhanced State Mitigation Plan. Because the plan was in effect during the recent ice storm, the Commonwealth will be...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- An additional 10 Kentucky counties are now eligible for federal Public Assistance reimbursement and program grants under President Obama's Major Disaster Declaration of Feb. 5,...
Friday, February 27, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- At its one-month anniversary, the severe ice storm of Jan. 26-27 is being labeled with chilling superlatives, as the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal...
Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Dave Kitzman walks in and out of trainees bent over computers, pointing to a notation and offering encouragement to the group learning the ins and outs of the Federal Emergency...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, K.Y. -- Teams of recovery specialists are spreading out across the Commonwealth to assist communities and private nonprofits in their recovery from the worst ice storm in Kentucky history...
Friday, February 20, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than a month after a brutal ice storm marched through Kentucky, power is back to more than 700,000 customers, all emergency shelters have closed and the recovery is in full...
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State and federal officials are using new technology to get out important recovery information for the Kentucky disaster. A message by Brigadier General John W. Heltzel, Director of...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, KY -- Kentuckians affected by the ice storm are urged by commonwealth and federal recovery officials to use caution when hiring a contractor to move debris and for home or business repairs...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, KY -- Rushing to Kentucky after its disastrous ice storm was a FEMA strike force known as the Mobile Emergency Response System (MERS), designed to rapidly set up communications links in...
Monday, February 16, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, KY -- Volunteers from 25 organizations in 15 states are helping Kentuckians who were affected by the ice storm that began on Jan. 26. The needs of residents are matched with volunteers in...
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 00:00
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) has transitioned from an emergency response phase to a recovery phase for the severe winter storm disaster. The State Emergency...

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