Washington County Judge-Executive John Settles announced Tuesday that a state of emergency has been declared in the county, and Gov. Steve Beshear has requested federal assistance to help the county recover from the past weekend's storms. Settles said it is crucial that citizens take photos of any damage, save all repair receipts, and report all damage to homes and businesses to Washington County Emergency Management Director Kevin Devine at (859) 481-3919. This information will be used to help officials get all eligible assistance for which the county qualifies.
In addition, the Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross is asking for items to assist local flood victims. Furniture, toiletries, cleaning supplies, clothing, bedding and other items are needed for those who have been affected by the recent flooding. The drop-off point for any donations will be the Holy Trinity Parish Community Center in Fredericktown. To make a donation, or for more information, contact Scott Fattizzi at (859) 481-1931.