Governor Matt Bevin sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for more than 20 eastern Kentucky counties that were hit hard during last month’s severe flooding.
The flooding caused more than $18 million in damages to highways, bridges and local infrastructure.
Kentucky has been granted 19 federally declared disasters as a result of severe weather and flooding events in the last nine years. The state is also one of only 12 in the country to qualify for enhanced assistance due to the frequency of disaster events.
It is not clear when Trump is expected to decide on Bevin’s request.