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Beshear: FEMA deadline extended for Ky. tornado victims

Beshear: FEMA deadline extended for Ky. tornado victims
Published: Feb. 10, 2022 at 8:08 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2022 at 11:55 AM CST
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Governor Andy Beshear gave a Team Kentucky update Thursday.

You can watch that here.

During his update, Beshear announced FEMA agreed to extend the deadline for survivors of December’s deadly tornado to apply for individual assistance.

That deadline was originally set for February 11. Beshear says it has now been pushed back to Sunday, March 13.

You can apply and find information about assistance online at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by visiting a disaster recovery center.

To find a center closest to you, text DRC and your ZIP code to 43362.

The governor also gave a brief COVID-19 update on Thursday.

This comes just one day after Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced he would lift the state’s mask mandate.

In Kentucky, Governor Beshear mentioned the state does not currently have a statewide mask mandate. He says the commonwealth is ahead of the game, in that regard.

“The news on COVID is getting much better,” says Governor Beshear.

Despite the good news, the governor says Kentuckians are not out of the woods yet.

“We just had the fifth-highest week,” says Governor Beshear. “We are still over 20% in positivity. People need to be careful for a little bit longer.”

Governor Beshear says he expects the state to move forward with rolling back restrictions in the next few weeks.

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