Governor Matt Bevin has received confirmation today that President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for multiple Kentucky counties, including Madison that suffered severe damage as a result of the flooding event that began on February 6, 2019, and continued through March 10.
The President’s action grants public assistance to impacted counties to repair roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The declaration will also provide the Commonwealth with mitigation funding. This particular system produced extended episodes of strong winds, torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. The majority of damages were to highways, bridges, and local and electrical infrastructure.
According to the press release from the Governor’s office, the counties of Adair, Ballard, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Butler, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clay, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Harlan, Henderson, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Livingston, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Martin, McCracken, McCreary, Metcalfe, Morgan, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Russell, Trigg, Union, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Whitley, and Wolfe are included in this declaration.