piner http://wkms.org en Beshear Asks for Federal Disaster Relief for Tornado-Affected Areas http://wkms.org/post/beshear-asks-federal-disaster-relief-tornado-affected-areas <p><font size="2">Governor Steve Beshear is requesting a federal disaster declaration for parts of eastern and northern Kentucky hit by tornadoes last week.<br /><br /> The declaration would allow federal money to help with clean up and rebuilding. It will also help provide funds to affected businesses.<br /><br /> Beshear announced the move at a news conference today, saying that while monetary estimates of damages aren&#39;t yet known, he&#39;s confident the there&#39;s enough damage to meet the $5.8 million federal threshold for assistance.<br /> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:19:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17143 at http://wkms.org Beshear Asks for Federal Disaster Relief for Tornado-Affected Areas