More than $5.4 million in federal funding approved for Kentucky Emergency Management
HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - FEMA has approved more than $5.4 million in federal funding to reimburse the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM).
Officials say the funding was approved for emergency protective measures, as a result of the Dec. 10-11, 2021 tornadoes.
They say during the incident period, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes created an immediate threat to the health and safety of the public, requiring emergency protective measures.
According to a release, FEMA approved $5,437,450 for KYEM for the utilization of state workers, rented equipment and contracts to include:
- Procuring shower & laundry trailers
- Restroom trailers
- Multiple portable storage containers
- Meals and food distribution
- Tarps, blankets and generators
- Light towers
- Trash pick-up and removal
- KN95 masks
- “Cut and toss” limb clearing measures
- National Guard Support in areas affected by the storms
Officials say all of the work was performed between Dec. 11, and Jan. 11, 2022.
According to a release, FEMA authorized a 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures—including direct federal assistance—for a continuous 30-day period of the Commonwealth’s choosing within the first 120 days of the Eastern Kentucky floods.
They say this project was funded at a 100% cost share, which means FEMA reimburses applicants at 100% of eligible costs.
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