Gov. Beshear says flood relief session 'will happen'

Severe Weather Appalachia
Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 15, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he hopes to call a special session of the state legislature in the next few weeks to work on flood relief.

He says lawmakers are committed to it. He expects it to happen in the next four weeks.

Beshear also announced that federal emergency officials at recovery centers in eastern Kentucky now have the authority to approve claims on-site.

Last week, the governor complained that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was denying too many requests for assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky.

He urged flooding victims to appeal those decisions and get face-to-face meetings when possible.