Beshear in West Liberty

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Updated: 3/07/2012 9:19 pm
Governor Steve Beshear made his second stop in West Liberty Wednesday since last Friday’s spate of tornadoes which killed 23 across Kentucky.  It was part of a tour of storm ravaged areas by the governor the day after President Obama declared a federal disaster in seven counties, freeing up federal dollars to help with temporary housing and home repairs.  Beshear told reporters that he expects “lots more counties” to be added as assessments of damage are completed.
In Morgan County around 4,000 homes and buildings were damaged by an E-F-3 tornado, many of them destroyed.  Beshear says he expects “millions and millions” will be needed to help individuals and businesses, along with the local and state governments’ repair of infrastructure.
“We’ve gotten through the safety and rescue part of this,” said Beshear.  “Now this is the longer haul.  This is digging out.  This is getting everybody back on their feet.”

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