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Gov. Beshear launches website with tornado recovery resources

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Rhonda J. Miller
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Gov. Andy Beshear launched a new website Wednesday that has extensive information on resources for Kentuckians impacted by the recent tornadoes.

The new website has contact information for tornado recovery resources on topics including cash assistance, construction, food, health care, housing, and how to apply for federal disaster assistance.

The governor said  9,700 Kentuckians have registered for assistance and FEMA has approved more than three million dollars, so far, to help those impacted by the storm. 

Other assistance is available from the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund, which has pledges of $27 million from more than 120,000 donations.

For Kentuckians who homes were damaged or destroyed by the tornadoes, state parks are providing shelter. Currently, state parks are providing housing and food services for 600 displaced Kentuckians and 169 first responders.

On Wednesday, Gov. Beshear, the First Lady and the Lieutenant Governor visited displaced Kentuckians housed at Lake Barkley State Park in Trigg County and Pennyrile State Park in Christian County.

The new website with recovery information is at governor.ky.gov/tornadoresources

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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