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President declares a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

WASHINGTON D.C. (WAVE) - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The President ordered Federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.

The homes must have been damaged during the period of February 29 to March 3, 2012.

Federal funding is now available to in the counties of Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan and Pendleton.

Grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs are included in the assistance.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire commonwealth.

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