Congressman Barr Supports Federal Disaster Designation Request After Kentucky Ice Storms
Congressman Barr wrote to President Joe Biden along with Members of the Kentucky Congressional Delegation in support of the Commonwealth’s federal disaster designation request. You can view the Delegation letter here. This request is to support recovery efforts from ice storms that hit the Commonwealth on February 8 through February 19.
If approved, this disaster declaration would provide federal resources to the following Counties in the Sixth District: Bath, Clark, Estill, Fleming, Madison, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, Powell, and Wolfe.
The Commonwealth is also in the process of completing a second disaster designation request stemming from severe floods. Once that request is submitted by the Governor, Congressman Barr will also advocate for its approval by President Biden.
Congressman Andy Barr Statement on Kentucky Floods
U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (KY-06) released the following statement on Wednesday, March 3, in response to flooding throughout parts of the Sixth District and Kentucky:
“My prayers are with residents in the Sixth District and throughout Kentucky battling damaging floods. I am working with my colleagues in the Kentucky Congressional Delegation to advocate for the approval of Kentucky’s federal disaster declaration request.
“This disaster declaration would trigger federal resources for impacted areas and support in the recovery. In the meantime, my office will continue working with local leaders and be available for Kentuckians who need help. I also want to thank all first responders currently providing assistance to Kentuckians on the frontlines.”
Kentucky Counties impacted by flooding are currently in the process of assessing damages from the flooding. Once they complete their assessment, Governor Beshear can request a federal disaster designation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congressman Barr will support that request once it is made by Governor Beshear.
Congressman Barr Visits Areas Damaged by Flooding
Kentucky Flood Resources
If your community was flooded, emergency management agencies (EMAs) at the County level are in the process of damage assessments
PLEASE make sure to report any damages through your local emergency management agency. Resources for each County impacted by the floods in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District is below:
Anderson County EMA:
Phone Number: 502-839-7642
Clark County EMA:
Phone Number: 859-745-7415
Estill County EMA:
Phone Number: 606-723-6533
Fayette County, Lexington KY Emergency Management:
If you have flood damage to report, please complete this County form: crisistrack.com/public/fayetteKY/request.html
You can also contact Lexcall, Phone Number: 859-425-2255
Franklin County EMA:
Phone Number: 502-352-2065
EMA has contacted businesses, homes and other properties damaged by floods. You can also reach out to Ready Frankfort.
Jessamine County EMA:
Phone Number: 859-813-0362
Madison County EMA:
Phone Number: 606-624-4787
Powell County EMA:
Phone Number: 606-663-4116
Wolfe County EMA:
Phone Number: 606-668-3040
https://www.facebook.com/wolfecountyemergencymanagement (Asking Residents with flood damage to send a Facebook Message with pictures)
Woodford County EMA:
Phone Number: 859-873-3170
EMA currently reaching out to impacted homes. Additional resources for Woodford County are here: https://woodfordcounty.ky.gov/services/ema/Pages/Flood.aspx