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8:26 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Repairing Storm Damage Will Cost Millions

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky will feel the effects of this past weekend's storms for quite some time. Buddy Rogers with the state Emergency Management Agency says local authorities continue to assess the flood damage.

"As this water recedes, we're going to see major damage to our roadways, the infrastructure itself. We do anticipate large dollar figures in repairing our road structures."

Seventy Kentucky counties and 24 cities and towns have declared states of emergency.

The deluge also impacted Kentucky's farmland. On Wednesday Governor Beshear sent a federal disaster declaration request to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. A disaster designation would allow Kentucky farmers to access several USDA assistance programs.