9 additional counties eligible for federal relief

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - The federal government has authorized disaster relief assistance for nine additional Kentucky counties after last week's deadly storms and tornadoes.

Governor Steve Beshear announced on Friday that residents and business owners in Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Bath, Montgomery, Rowan, Martin, Magoffin and Wolfe counties will be eligible for assistance.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property and other programs.

Individuals can apply for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

There will also be recovery centers set up in affected areas, where residents can seek help in person.

In total, 16 Kentucky counties are now eligible for assistance. Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan, and Pendleton counties were authorized for relief on Tuesday.

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