Counties Vary in Ice Storm Reimbursements

Frankfort, KY – Some county governments in Western Kentucky have begun receiving FEMA reimbursements for ice storm expenses, while others have yet to finish their cleanup efforts. McCracken County recently received their second reimbursement payment. Christian County Emergency Management Director Matt Snorton says the county has applied, but they haven't heard anything from FEMA. Graves County Judge-Executive Tony Smith says his county hasn't requested any money yet because they are just now finishing debris removal. He expects to be done by the end of the month. State Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says the department has hired twenty extra employees to deal with the influx of reimbursements requests.