FEMA staff will be available to meet in person with Kentucky survivors affected by the severe storms and flooding to answer questions and help with their disaster assistance applications at Individual Assistance (IA) Registration Support Centers in Breathitt, Johnson and Powell counties June 5, 7 and 8.

Lexington Herald-Leader

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Gov. Andy Beshear’s request for individual assistance for 22 more Kentucky counties following severe flooding Feb. 27 to March 14, 2021.

“There will now be more resources available for Kentuckians and Kentucky communities to rebuild after the historic flooding,” Gov. Beshear said of FEMA’s Thursday evening approval. “We acted quickly to request federal assistance and appreciate FEMA quickly approving our request as our fellow Kentuckians continue to recover from the severe storms.”

Brooke Halsey, Morehead State University

Student teachers from Morehead State's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education are going the extra mile to help their communities recover from recent flooding.  

Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Volgenau College of Education, said students have been working hard this semester to teach in virtual and in-person classrooms simultaneously. Many have also been donating their time to provide help to their communities in the wake of flooding in the region.  


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 personnel are monitoring a situation on KY 15 at milepoint 17.7 in the city limits of Jackson in Breathitt County. Historic flooding in eastern Kentucky has affected the earthen dam for Panbowl Lake. The road runs across the dam that impounds Panbowl Lake.

ABC News

Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Sunday evening, Feb. 28, due to extremely heavy rainfall across the commonwealth throughout the weekend. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is activated and monitoring reports from county emergency services agencies.


Monday, March 1, 2021

KYTC District 9 Weather Response 11 AM

The Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 reports state roadways are blocked or otherwise impacted by high water this morning at the following locations:

Bath County

•KY 211 at Salt Lick (milepoint 6-6.8)

Boyd County

•KY 854 at Rush, in two locations (mile markers 1-2 near KY 1654 intersection and 4-5 near Garner)

•KY 3 near Trace Creek (milepoint 5-6)

•KY 966 just north of KY 3 at Trace (milepoint 1-2)

Orange County Register

Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced that a total of $500,000 in grant funding is available to qualifying counties for flood debris cleanup.

Grants will be made available for the 12 counties that have received a state of emergency declaration from the governor: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Hickman, Knox, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Metcalfe, Perry and Whitley.


Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) Director Michael Dossett said on Monday that state and local officials continue to monitor flooding conditions from last week’s severe weather event and prepare for the potential heavy rain forecast for this week across the Commonwealth.

The State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) remains activated to assist impacted counties, collate damage assessments and monitor the incoming weather systems.


Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in response to flooding in several southeastern counties.

“By declaring a state of emergency, I am enabling the mobilization of state resources to be utilized in support of cities and counties in need,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “We are acting swiftly to ensure the safety and security of Kentucky families and communities that have been impacted.”

Kentucky Emergency Management

Gov. Matt Bevin has received notification that President Donald Trump has authorized assistance for certain Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of the severe flooding event commencing on February 6, 2019, and continuing through March 10, 2019.

The Servant’s Closet

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are teaming with The Servant’s Closet and Leslie County government to deliver supplies to residents stranded by flooding in the headwaters of Buckhorn Lake.

“The lake is higher than I’ve ever seen it,” said Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Lt. Greg Watts. “The county was just overwhelmed. They didn’t have any boats or any way to get supplies to people, so we were happy to help them out.”


Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency in response to continued heavy rainfall which has caused widespread flooding and critical infrastructure damage across the Commonwealth.

The Governor’s executive order enables the mobilization of state resources to be to be utilized in support of cities and counties as needed.

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Friday, Feb. 22, at a Level 4. To date, KYEM has received 36 county and 11 city state of emergency declarations.