Federal aid tops $10m to KY storm victims, FEMA closing operation in Magoffin Co.
Federal disaster responders have approved more than $10.1 million for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29 - March 2, 2012.
â€œThe swift and full support from our local and federal emergency response partners has helped thousands of our families begin a successful recovery from these storms and tornadoes,â€ said Gov. Steve Beshear. â€œAs we move into long-term recovery efforts, we will continue to make sure our communities and families have the resources they need to rebuild their homes and their lives.â€
FEMA has announced plans to close its disaster recovery center in Magoffin County. The center, at the First Baptist Church in Salyersville, will close its doors at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and reopen on Monday as a loan outreach center to continue serving the victims.