Ky. congressional delegation urges quick disaster declaration from President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kentucky’s congressional delegation has united to support Gov. Andy Beshear’s request to have the state declared a major disaster area, following rounds of ice storms and flooding in February and March.

In a joint letter signed by the delegation, the leaders urge President Joe Biden to quickly approve that request.

If approved, the declaration would funnel federal money into Kentucky to assist local governments with cleanup and hazard mitigation, and could provide assistance to affected individuals.