THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN KENTUCKY
President Clinton today declared a major disaster in the state of Kentucky and ordered federal funds be released to help communities in that state recover from winter storms which began February 9 and continued through February 11, 1994.
The President's action makes federal funding available to local governments in a 64 county area. Trees, wires and utility poles were toppled by ice and approximately 150,000 homes lost power as a result of the storm.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for regular repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe weather, including rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas of Kentucky. Additional counties may be added after the assessments are complete.