March 31, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – After a prolonged period of heavy rainfall beginning February 3, 2020, many counties in southeastern Kentucky experienced widespread flash flooding, landslides, mudslides, and other storm-related events. Accordingly, on February 7th, Governor Andy Beshear declared a statewide emergency for the purposes of mobilizing state response and recovery resources. On February 11th, in an effort to anticipate the needs of Kentuckians affected by the severe weather, U.S. Senator Rand Paul sent a letter to President Trump requesting his prompt consideration for any federal aid requests from Governor Beshear.

You can view a copy of Senator Paul’s letter to President Trump HERE.

In response to the recent announcement from Governor Beshear officially requesting a major disaster declaration for Kentucky during the period of February 3-29, 2020, Senator Paul released the following statement:

“Part of my commitment to always putting Kentucky first means looking ahead and taking action immediately to ensure the Commonwealth’s needs are prioritized when disasters affect our communities,” said Sen. Paul. “As my office and I continue to closely monitor the situation, we urge any Kentuckians affected by these events and in need of assistance with federal agencies to contact us.”  

Senator Paul is also joining other members of Kentucky’s federal delegation on a new letter to President Trump supporting the aid request.

Our office can assist with replacing lost or damaged documents such as Social Security cards, VA records, military medals and records, and tax paperwork. Kentuckians who need assistance with these and other issues with federal agencies can contact our office by going to, and they can also call our Bowling Green office at (270) 782-8303. 



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