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FEMA accepting Daviess Co. aid applications

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A mix of hot weather and left over debris from flooding has causing a peculiar odor throughout the county.

Officials will now apply for state funding to help clean-up the debris.

Individual FEMA assistance is also available.

Daviess County EMA officials say that people who feel like they are eligible for FEMA assistance should still apply, even if county officials didn't get out to see their property.

14 News spoke with the Napier family.  They expect to have thousands of dollars in damage and clean up costs.

County crews say the clean up is their problem too.

Leaders expect months of clean up and say the odor in many areas will remain strong, as long as trash and debris lie around.

Adding to the stench is the rotting vegetation that is laying around.

Officials will now apply for the $800,000 to 26 Kentucky counties to help the problem.

Daviess County Judge Executive Al Mattingly says that the grant money will lessen the burden on taxpayers.

To apply for individual FEMA help by phone, call 1-800-621-3362 or you can apply online by going to www.disasterassistance.com.

EMA says many elderly folks are concerned applying for FEMA will affect disability benefits; it will not and they are encouraged to file a claim.

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