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Requests President Trump’s timely and serious consideration of the Governor’s disaster declaration request, which would aid Kentucky communities and families severely impacted by February flooding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Representatives Hal Rogers (KY-05), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Andy Barr (KY-06), and James Comer (KY-01) sent a letter to President Donald Trump today expressing their support for Governor Matt Bevin’s request for a federal disaster declaration for Kentucky.

They wrote, “From February 9 through February 14, 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky experienced a severe weather system that produced strong wind and episodes of torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. The impact of this weather system has severely affected 22 counties in the Commonwealth, causing extensive damage exceeding the ability of the state government and localities to effectively respond.” 

A copy of the federal delegation’s letter is HERE.