Biden Approves Emergency Declaration For Kentucky In Wake Of Deadly Storms, Vows Full Support Of Federal Government

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President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Kentucky Saturday after storms and tornadoes ripped through the state, causing destruction and death.
Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the tornadoes, which went through western Kentucky overnight, are likely the “most severe tornado[s] outbreak in our state’s history.” Beshear requested the president issue an emergency declaration and two Kentucky senators and six representatives asked Biden for a disaster declaration as well, according to Axios.

“The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Breckenridge, Bullitt, Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Hickman, Hopkins, Lyon, Meade, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Shelby, Spencer, and Warren,” the White House announced on Saturday.

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