THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
President Clinton Declares Major Disaster in Kentucky
The President today declared a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered federal funds to supplement state and local recovery efforts in communities struck by tornadoes, severe wind and hail storms, torrential rain and flooding on May 13-19, 1995.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in a 24 county area. Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be made available in Mercer County. Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be made available in Bath, Clark, Hardin, Jessamine, Meade, Montgomery, and Rowan Counties. Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be made available in Adair, Boyd, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Carter, Casey, Elliot, Floyd, Green, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Owsley, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor Counties.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and businesses recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe weather. Federal funding is available on a cost sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are complete.