OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- – Governor Beshear says state government will do everything within its means to help flood-ravaged communities in eastern Kentucky get back on their feet. The governor flew into Olive Hill Thursday to tour parts of the region devastated by Wednesday's driving rains.
"We've got five counties that have declared states of emergency. Carter is obviously one of the harder counties along with Lewis and Rowan. And then we have Mason and Elliott [counties] who also declared."
Beshear says heavy equipment has been brought to the area from all over the state to help clear roads and bridges of debris. He also says FEMA teams will be brought in as quickly as possible to help the affected counties qualify for federal help.