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FEMA Sends $5 Million to Hopkins County


The funding will reimburse the county for storm cleanup more than a year ago

More than $5 million is on the way to Hopkins County, Kentucky for removal of storm debris. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the funding to reimburse the county for debris removal more than a year ago.

The cleanup required labor, materials and rental equipment -- as well as contract labor -- following tornadoes that hit western Kentucky in December 2021.

FEMA says Hopkins County collected more than 180,000 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris, and more than 53,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris from roads and rights of way.

Officials said the debris posed a threat to public health and safety.

FEMA says the Commonwealth is responsible for ensuring the eligible recipients receive the money.