ky emerg 300FRANKFORT, KY (11/26/12) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky has received a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide long-term recovery assistance to residents of the Kentucky counties hit hardest by the March tornadoes.
 
“We are all aware of the destruction caused by the tornadoes that struck a number of Kentucky counties this year, particularly West Liberty and Morgan County,” Gov. Beshear said. “Our statewide efforts to help these communities recover have included a wide range of activities from clearing debris to rebuilding local infrastructure. These grant funds from FEMA will allow us to provide tailored support to families to assist them in getting back on their feet.”
 
The grant will provide long-term recovery disaster case management services to residents of Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe counties. Services will be available for 18 months. The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living, housed within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will administer the grant.
 
“A disaster on the scale of these tornadoes has an impact far beyond the initial event,” said CHFS Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes. “These funds will help us provide the support and expertise of trained case managers for those families who were hit hardest and, in so doing, will help ensure their recovery over the long term.”
 
The department will work with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Big Sandy Area Development District as the grant proceeds.
 
The Big Sandy Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, which has a history of providing emergency services, will be the frontline provider of case management services for families who reside in the hardest hit counties, on behalf of the department.
 
Case managers will complete the United Methodist Committee on Relief basic disaster case management training and American Red Cross training. The training teaches case managers to use a holistic approach during disaster case management. The course also teaches participants how to identify and address the unmet recovery needs of all survivors, particularly people who were vulnerable before a disaster.
 
“This grant will provide the residents of the most impacted communities with an experienced case manager to determine if their needs have been met as they recover from this tremendous disaster,” said Deborah S. Anderson, Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living commissioner. “These dollars will provide ground-level services to the vulnerable people of Kentucky and will help them get back to a normal way of life.”
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the office of Governor Steve Beshear

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Alleged Wrong-Turn Results in Injuries

HENDERSON, Ky. (6/29/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on June 26, 2015, officers responded to… Read More

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special Called Commission Meeting June 30

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/29/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Commission Meeting at 4… Read More
1 DOW 17,596.35
-350.33 (-1.95%)    
2 S&P 2,057.64
-43.85 (-2.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,958.47
-122.04 (-2.40%)    

Most Read This Week

June 24, 2015 44290

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 24, 2015 5136

Unraveling the $34 Billion KRS Ponzi Scheme

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 25, 2015 4240

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3028

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 25, 2015 2962

Fundraiser Planned for Family of Trooper Eric…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44290

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 10886

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 28, 2015 3028

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2960

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1943

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1848

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 1779

2015 Freedom Fest Pageant Winner Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 27, 2015 1392

White Plains Freedom Fest Provides Free Family Fun

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1316

Two Locals Face Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 782

Can You Recognize a Bully?

by Melissa Landon
June 28, 2015 725

Two Vehicle Accident Results in Injuries

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 717

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News