Disaster Relief Efforts Moving Forward in West Liberty

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 3/13/2012 7:41 pm
West Liberty residents have a long road ahead of them as they pickup the pieces of their storm-ravaged town.

FEMA, The American Red Cross and dozens of other non-profit groups are in the town to help in the disaster relief efforts.

The Red Cross says the number of people staying at its shelter at The Assembly of Faith Church has gone from 100 to about 40 over the weekend.

And that number is still dropping.

The non-profit says folks in town are still facing an uphill battle but progress is being made.

Dennis Erickson is with the American Red Cross and says, "Clients are leaving and finding places to go, they're moving into new homes and starting to recover. They are moving forward. We have our mental health specialists and FEMA on site and working everyday to put people in homes and find them places to go."

FEMA officials say so far $2.4 million has been given to about 1500 storm victims in Kentucky.

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