Kentucky Aid from Spring Weather Disasters Nearly $41M

August 26, 2011

Nearly $41 million in assistance has been approved to Kentucky residents affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding this spring by federal and state agencies.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $7.7 million in individual housing assistance and $932,677 for other needs for residents of 22 counties.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved loans totaling more than $5.1 million for individuals and businesses.

A total of 76 counties have been designated for FEMA Public Assistance, and more than $14 million has been approved for state and local governments in those counties.

Also more than $13 million has been approved for hazard mitigation projects to reduce injury and damage from future disasters.

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