FEMA in Louisville to assess windstorm damage - WDRB 41 Louisville News

FEMA in Louisville to assess windstorm damage

Last week's windstorm cost the city of Louisville an estimated $4.2 million. That's the figure the city submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Metro departments, fire departments and 15 suburban cities estimated their costs for overtime, gasoline and equipment used in responding to the storm, to come up with the figure.

FEMA was expected to tour the city today to review damage left behind from the windstorm that ripped through the area. The storm toppled trees and knocked out power to more than 300,000 homes and businesses.

"We are the point now where we can formally file the letter with the president requesting that a disaster declaration be issued on behalf of about 36 counties in Kentucky, including Jefferson County and the Louisville metro area," said Governor Steve Beshear.

It's not clear how long the process will take to determine if the city will be approved for federal help.

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