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Second round of federal funding in one week comes to Kentucky Division of Emergency Management for flood debris cleanup


Another round of federal and state dollars are going towards reimbursing the Kentucky Division of Management for their flood cleanup operations in 2022.

The agency is getting $25,248,115 for their efforts. Three-quarters of that amount, $18,936,036, comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, while the rest comes from state funding.

It’s being used to pay back contracted cleanup work done from Aug. 8, 2022 to Feb. 1, 2023. That includes 80,872 tons of vegetative debris, 59,093 tons of construction and demolition debris, 1,439 damaged or destroyed household appliances and 477 units of e-waste.

This also comes after another $11 million was announced last week for similar cleanup work. That round was funded solely by FEMA.

Another $16 million in FEMA funds were granted to the Division of Emergency Management last May to support their emergency operations center.

Shepherd joined WEKU in June 2023 as a staff reporter. He most recently worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting as General Assignment Reporter. In that role, he collected interviews and captured photos in the northern region of West Virginia. Shepherd holds a master’s degree in Digital Marketing Communication and a bachelor’s in music from West Virginia University.
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