Beshear submits request to Biden to issue Major Disaster Declaration for Nicholas Co. flooding


(Jeremy Tombs)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – Gov. Andy Beshear has submitted a request to President Joe Biden to issue a Major Disaster Declaration and fund individual assistance to eligible residents in Nicholas County who were impacted by flooding.

If granted, funding from the FEMA Individuals and Households Assistance Program can provide support to impacted citizens in the form of temporary housing, repair of homes, replacement of personal property and vehicles and other eligible needs.

The maximum funding for home repair and restoration is $36,000 for each household and an additional $36,000 is available for necessary expenses and serious needs directly caused by the disaster.

The governor’s office says estimated flood damages to roads, bridges, buildings and equipment, along with the cost of debris removal, total more than $3.8 million dollars.

“Kentuckians in Nicholas County have worked so hard to support each other during this difficult time, and now we are taking another step to support them by seeking additional assistance,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are thankful for FEMA’s quick start on joint assessments of the damage, and now we need their help again, along with the administration, to fund individual assistance and declare a Major Disaster Declaration.”

Residents in Nicholas County who have questions or have been affected by the flooding are encouraged to contact Nicholas County Emergency Management or the City of Carlisle Emergency Management for assistance.

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