Disasters - Kentucky Floods 2015

2015 Kentucky Floods

35 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps participants responded to the flooding in Kentucky.  Between July 11-20, communities throughout Kentucky and West Virginia endured severe storms that resulted in flash flooding and other damages. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and 4 confirmed dead in Johnson County. Many of the homes have been completely washed away leaving the families homeless.  National Service members engaged in conducting damage assessments, mucking/gutting homes, and assisted with clearing creeks of flood debris. Senior Corps members played a critical role in organizing donation drives with local faith based and community groups to benefit individuals in neighboring counties of Carter and Rowan counties.

Recovery Highlights and Plans

  • CNCS awarded a $155,000 grant to Morehead University RSVP Senior Program to support long-term disaster recovery in Eastern County in response to the floods. The grant will support two volunteer case management positions to aid in the on-going needs of flood affected residents. They are expecting to engage more than 400 community-based volunteers and at least 50 RSVP volunteers. 
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