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Agriculture Commissioner seeks aid for Eastern Kentucky flood victims

In Community, Farm, News, State by OC Monitor Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles is requesting help for Eastern Kentucky after torrential rains unleashed deadly flash flooding and mudslides Thursday.

“Our Eastern Kentucky neighbors are experiencing a devastating weather event and need our help,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Kentucky residents have a strong sense of community and whenever there is a need, there are always those willing to help. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will help collect those much-needed supplies and get them to those who need them most. Please keep our Eastern Kentucky farm families and communities in your prayers.”

The historic rain totals caused flooding, power outages, washed out roads and bridges and knocked homes off of their foundations.

With power outages and people displaced from their homes, the Commissioner and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture are accepting donations to help those in need.

Donations needed:

  • Bottled water
  • Toiletries
  • Non-perishable items

Collection site:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture
105 Corporate Drive, Suite A
Frankfort, KY, 40601

When:

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday through Aug. 5

Contact:

For questions, please call the KDA office at 502-573-0282