In a press conference on Monday, Governor Andy Beshear provided updates on the storm response and COVID-19.
“We are here for the long haul,” said Gov. Beshear. “Rebuilding these homes and structures and lives is going to take years, and we’ve got to make sure that when support is needed down the road, we have it and can deploy it quickly to help these families.”
In addition to all previous counties declared a disaster area, the Governor has added Marion County to the list. As a result, families affected by the storms can now apply for FEMA assistance. This brings the total affected to 16 counties.
He discusses the Disaster Unemployment Assistance, which is available to every county affected by the storm. He encourages everyone to complete the forms online here, https://kcc.ky.gov/. In-person help is also available for those that need it. The deadline to file for this assistance is January 18th, 2022.
For the week ending December 26th, the Governor reported 15,255 new COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.35%.
Billy Mosley, The Kentucky Daily Lead Reporter
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