Eastern Kentucky counties receive $1.1M for flood damage

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Roland Marcum looks for his brother-in-law Scott Johnson under the debris of Marcum's father-in-law's mobile home after deadly flooding in Flat Gap, Ky., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Family members have been looking for Johnson after he helped saved the lives of four family members but went missing during flash floods in northern Johnson County outside of Paintsville. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Roland Marcum looks for his brother-in-law Scott Johnson under the debris of Marcum’s father-in-law’s mobile home after deadly flooding in Flat Gap, Ky., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Family members have been looking for Johnson after he helped saved the lives of four family members but went missing during flash floods in northern Johnson County outside of Paintsville. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that Johnson, Lawrence and Morgan counties have been awarded roughly $1.1 million dollars to help repair local infrastructure.

The repairs are needed due to damages from flooding that occurred over the past two years.

The funds will help the eastern Kentucky counties meet the local cost-share match requirements needed to secure aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Once received, the funds will help repair damaged road, bridges and drainage systems.

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