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More relief funds coming to eastern Kentucky flood survivors

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Governor Andy Beshear announcing more money going to flood survivors in eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky is getting deeper into what Governor Beshear is calling the “Stabilization” phase of flood clean up. Survivors are beginning to settle into temporary housing while they repair or rebuild their homes.

During his Team Kentucky update Thursday, the governor said more assistance is on the way for flood survivors.

“We’re going to provide 500 dollars to anyone and everyone who was granted any amount of FEMA assistance through the individual assistance program. We’ve now reached an agreement with FEMA to get that information.”

The governor said the money should be heading out soon.

“I certainly hope by next week some of them are going out the door. Certainly, it will be more than 7000 different individuals and or families that will be receiving this assistance.”

The money is coming from the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund. That fund currently stands at 9-point-3 million dollars.

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