President Barack Obama on Friday signed a major-disaster declaration for Kentucky, releasing federal aid for areas affected by storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides April 2-17.
Obama's action makes federal funding available for Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan, and Scott counties.
The assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.
Federal funding also is available to state and local governments and nonprofits on a cost-sharing basis in Bath, Bourbon, Breathitt, Bullitt, Clark, Elliott, Estill, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Madison, Magoffin, Metcalfe, Morgan, Owsley, and Wolfe counties.
The president earlier this week declared a disaster in Kentucky for areas affected by storms Feb. 15-22.