President Trump approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration

Ruben Fields
March 30, 2020

The President approved the order sought by the state over the weekend.

President Trump is giving the green light to a major disaster declaration for Colorado.

Pennsylvania already received an emergency declaration under the President's nationwide emergency proclamation, which provides reimbursement for eligible expenses for emergency protective measures to state, county and local governments and certain nonprofits for the duration of the emergency incident.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named W. Russell Webster as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. "I will continue to work with the White House and Oregon's congressional delegation to fight for access to every tool available to keep Oregonians safe from COVID-19".

The order is back-dated to January 20 and brings to 18 the number of states with disaster declarations due to the novel coronavirus. Under that bill, the state of MI will receive approximately $3.8 billion to help stem the pandemic.

The following Individual Assistance programs would be available, as well: Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Community Disaster Loans and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program and Statewide Hazard Mitigation.

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