Kentucky area still waiting for FEMA

Emergency Management Alert, June 2, 2009

After tornados, floods, and mudslides hit eastern Kentucky three weeks ago, residents and emergency officials are still waiting to hear whether they will receive support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reports WKYT, the local CBS affiliate.

Governor Beshear said declaring the area a federal disaster might take longer than expected because of the large area affected by the storms. The area is also FEMA's largest region, covering other southern states. High waters that remained present for days after the storms also delayed necessary damage assessment.

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