WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue March 6, 2012
Kentucky Leaders Petition President Obama for a Federal Disaster Declaration
Kentucky’s Washington delegation is asking President Obama to issue a major disaster declaration and quickly. All six House members signed a letter to the president, reiterating many of the things Governor Beshear said in his letter to the White House. The congressmen write that the damage caused by the storms is beyond the capabilities of the state and local governments.
Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul sent a similar letter to the president. In order to qualify for federal disaster funding, damage estimates much reach a $5.8 million threshold. Preliminary estimates could be available by week’s end.