February 9, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Kentucky’s federal delegation, including U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, and Representatives Thomas Massie (KY-04), Brett Guthrie (KY-02), James Comer (KY-01), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Andy Barr (KY-06), and John Yarmuth (KY-03), sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden expressing their support for Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky due to the impacts of a severe weather system that occurred on December 31, 2021, through January 2, 2022.

“We write today to call to your attention a February 4, 2022, letter from Governor Andy Beshear requesting a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky…Widespread damage due to heavy rains, tornadoes, and high winds led Governor Beshear to declare a State of Emergency on January 1, 2021. Some thirteen counties sustained significant damage to property and public infrastructure, including electrical power interruptions and water system failures. Extensive flooding resulted in impassable roadways due to standing water, debris, landslides, and mudslides; additionally, the National Weather Service confirmed the touchdown of ten tornadoes on January 1, 2022,” the delegation stated in their letter to the President. “We appreciate your prompt consideration of this request, which will greatly assist Kentuckians and their communities in time of considerable need.”

You can read the full letter HERE.


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