THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN KENTUCKY
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Kentucky and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes on May 28, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in Bullitt and Spencer counties.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners 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 storms, flooding and tornadoes. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.