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Kentucky Seeking Federal Help As Floodwaters Cause Damage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor toured parts of his state hard by heavy rains Tuesday and pledged to seek federal assistance after massive flooding inundated several areas. Gov. Andy Beshear said “parts of cities are underwater in eastern Kentucky” …

2 Arkansas Counties Get Disaster Declarations for Farmers

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas counties that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on Oct. 7. Responding to requests from Gov. Mike Beebe, …

Arkansas Implements Moratorium on Policy Non-Renewals, Cancellations

Due the disaster declarations in several Arkansas counties following severe storms, tornadoes and floods beginning April 27, 2014, the Arkansas Insurance Department has implemented a moratorium on cancellation/non-renewal of policies for the non-payment of premiums for Arkansans residing in storm …

Governor Beebe Declares Disasters in 15 Arkansas Counties

Gov. Mike Beebe has declared 15 counties as disaster areas following strong storms across the state that included tornadoes and left five people injured. Beebe announced the declaration Thursday – a day after the storm crossed Arkansas. The governor also …

11 North Louisiana Parishes Named Drought Disaster Areas

Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 north Louisiana parishes as disaster areas because of drought. He says he was notified Wednesday that four – Morehouse, Richland, Union and West Carroll – are …

45 Michigan Counties get Disaster Designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan as natural disaster areas for three separate sets of disaster conditions last year. Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced the designation after periods of weather that occurred starting in …

Maine Farmers Eligible for Disaster Assistance

Farmers in 13 Maine counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance for damages from excessive rain, cold, high winds, flooding, extreme heat and other weather events this year. Maine Congressman Mike Michaud said Wednesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture has …