Disaster relief http://wkms.org en Thousands Apply for Tornado Recovery Assistance in Ill. http://wkms.org/post/thousands-apply-tornado-recovery-assistance-ill <p>Illinois officials say more than 2,000 people have applied for federal assistance following November tornadoes that prompted disaster declaration in their counties.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the government has approved more than $1.6 million in federal grants and more than $5.6 million in low-interest loans.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:40:47 +0000 The Associated Press & John Null 37730 at http://wkms.org Thousands Apply for Tornado Recovery Assistance in Ill. Groups Collecting Donations for Brookport Tornado Relief http://wkms.org/post/groups-collecting-donations-brookport-tornado-relief <p></p><p>The following agencies and groups are collecting certain items or donations for tornado victims in Brookport, Ill.:</p><p><em>Metropolis</em><br /><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/massacsheriffsdept">Massac County Sheriff's Department</a></strong> is accepting donations of checks and gift cards only.<br /><strong><a href="https://www.siucu.org/brookport.shtml">SIU Credit Union</a>: </strong>all branches collecting monetary donations.<br /><strong>Victory Full Gospel Church: </strong>food and supplies.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.hopeunlimitedfcc.com/">Hope Unlimited Family Care Center</a>:</strong> diapers, wipes, blankets, clothing, cleaning supplies and baby food. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:06:58 +0000 Whitney Jones 36708 at http://wkms.org Groups Collecting Donations for Brookport Tornado Relief Beshear Orders KYTC to Expedite Permits for Hurricane Relief Transport http://wkms.org/post/beshear-orders-kytc-expedite-permits-hurricane-relief-transport <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the state Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:19:33 +0000 Shelly Baskin 23868 at http://wkms.org Beshear Orders KYTC to Expedite Permits for Hurricane Relief Transport Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration http://wkms.org/post/comer-addresses-disaster-declaration <p>Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the federal disaster declaration that has been issued for 26 counties in the Commonwealth will help farmers there recover from severe drought.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:35:45 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 19155 at http://wkms.org Comer Addresses Disaster Declaration Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-agencies-hold-statewide-earthquake-drill <p>State and local emergency officials in Tennessee are holding a drill this week to test their response to a catastrophic earthquake. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:50:19 +0000 AP 19008 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Agencies Hold Statewide Earthquake Drill Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order http://wkms.org/post/governor-beshear-signs-drought-relief-order <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:39:06 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18626 at http://wkms.org Governor Beshear Signs Drought Relief Order KY House Lawmakers Contribute $5,500 for Recovery Efforts http://wkms.org/post/ky-house-lawmakers-contribute-5500-recovery-efforts <p>Kentucky House lawmakers have donated $5,500 from their own wallets to help communities in the eastern part of the Commonwealth recover from tornado damage.&nbsp; House Speaker Greg Stumbo says that total still is growing as legislators continue to give.&nbsp; Both the House and Senate have observed moments of silence in honor of storm victims.&nbsp; Democratic state Representative John Will Stacy of West Liberty thanked rescue teams and other first responders from across the state who reported for duty in his hard-hit district. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:30:37 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Associated Press 17184 at http://wkms.org President Declares Kentucky a Disaster Area http://wkms.org/post/president-declares-kentucky-disaster-area <p>President Barack Obama has declared a disaster area seven counties in eastern Kentucky, releasing federal funding for people affected by last week&#39;s tornadoes and severe storms.&nbsp; The White House and Governor Steve Beshear says damage surveys are continuing, and more counties may be designated.&nbsp; Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other forms of recovery assistance.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Jerry Abramson will be traveling again today to visit the stricken locations.&nbsp; Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:28:44 +0000 Shelly Baskin & from the Associate Press 17183 at http://wkms.org Quinn Asks for Federal Assistance http://wkms.org/post/quinn-asks-federal-assistance <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has asked federal emergency officials for recovery help after Wednesday&rsquo;s deadly tornado struck Harrisburg. Quinn says he asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with damage assessments. Those assessments begin Monday and will provide documentation needed to support requests for federal assistance.&nbsp; The assessments are expected by the end of next week.&nbsp; They will include Massac, Saline and Union counties. Quinn already has issued a state disaster proclamation for southern Illinois.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:28:03 +0000 Drew Adams 17120 at http://wkms.org