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McCracken Co. submits details of flood damage to KEMA

A woman was rescued from flooding on Oakcrest Drive in Paducah (Source: George Cumbee) A woman was rescued from flooding on Oakcrest Drive in Paducah (Source: George Cumbee)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

People in Kentucky affected by flooding in July could potentially see some relief from state and federal agencies.

McCracken County Emergency Management and the City of Paducah have compiled and submitted documentation to the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) regarding the damage from the flash flooding in early July.

The information was submitted to KEMA on Monday, August 3.

KEMA will evaluate the information to decide if a federal disaster declaration would be an option.

Last month, the city and county asked residents and businesses affected by the flood damage to provide information, regarding their damage and insurance coverage.

Those affected were asked to call with their information from July 20 through July 24.

During that time period, 133 private residences submitted information, in addition to 29 businesses.

“We do not know how long it will take for the information to be reviewed or if it will be approved," says Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle. "We want the public to know that we are doing everything possible to pursue the federal declaration.”

Once local officials receive notification whether the request is going to be approved or denied, the public will be notified.

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