Kentucky flood damage News

Kentucky Flooding Worst in Decades; Governor Tours Damage

Gov. Andy Beshear reiterated his promise to seek federal disaster relief on Friday while touring several flooded counties in Eastern Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. “What I saw was the worst flash-flooding that I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Beshear said …

Kentucky Inundated by Floodwaters After Heavy Rains

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” and Kentucky National Guard …

Kentucky Gov Requests Disaster Declaration for 35 Counties

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has asked President Donald Trump to issue a disaster declaration for 35 counties affected by flooding. The Daily Independent cites a Wednesday release from Bevin’s office that says the late February flooding caused an estimated $24.7 …

State of Emergency Declared from Flooding in Kentucky County

Flooding brought on by heavy rains in parts of Kentucky have prompted a state of emergency in at least one southeastern county. Media outlets report an emergency declaration was issued for widespread flooding in Harlan County on Saturday night. No …

Kentucky Governor Declares State of Emergency From Severe Flooding

Floodwaters that rushed through eastern Kentucky left one dead and seven unaccounted for as search teams combed the hilly Appalachian terrain Tuesday, with the threat of more floods bearing down on rescue efforts. Emergency personnel in the hardest-hit neighborhoods in …