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$1.6 million in federal money to Kentucky counties hardest-hit by tornadoes

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- $1.6 million in federal money will help people in the Kentucky counties hit hardest during the March tornadoes.

The aid will be available for the next year and a half to people in Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, and Wolfe counties.  The money comes from FEMA, but the state's Department for Aging and Independent Living will administer it. 

West Liberty, Ky. was torn apart on March 2 by an EF-3 tornado packing winds up to 135 miles an hour.

"A disaster on the scale of these tornadoes has an impact far beyond the initial event," said CHFS Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes. "These funds will help us provide the support and expertise of trained case managers for those families who were hit hardest and, in so doing, will help ensure their recovery over the long term." 

"This grant will provide the residents of the most impacted communities with an experienced case manager to determine if their needs have been met as they recover from this tremendous disaster," said Deborah S. Anderson, Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living commissioner.  

For more information, contact the Department for Aging and Independent Living at 502-564-6930. 

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