FEMA expected in Eastern Kentucky to assess flood damage

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Knott County Flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Kentucky on Thursday, assessing the damage done by recent flooding.

Kentucky Emergency Management requested FEMA come to eastern Kentucky to view the damage caused by heavy rain and flooding earlier this month.

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The assessment teams will be looking at damage on public roads, bridges, buildings and other public facilities, according to Kentucky Emergency Management.

The assessments are being conducted to determine if damage levels are sufficient to request federal assistance.

FEMA will be looking at seventeen counties: Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Metcalfe, Perry, Pike, and Whitley.