Here at TopMark Funding’s headquarters near the capital of the sun-drenched California, we are suffering from a tremendous drought that has left us wondering where all the water has gone. It appears we finally have our answer: it is hitting Kentucky and West Virginia with great force. So much so, that the governors of both states are issuing States of Emergency to help alleviate the issue.
With the two states bordering each other, it is no surprise that both of them had their torrential downpour start the same day, July 26th. Both governors, Andy Beshar of Kentucky and James Justice of West Virginia, also declared an emergency on the same day, July 28th.
The Kentucky Declaration does not provide the typical regulatory relief provided by most Declarations, but instead mentions that the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet is given the order to fund unbudgeted expenditures that the Division of Emergency Management incurs in providing “…resources needed to protect life and property and to ensure continuation, restoration and recovery of essential public services.” This will no doubt include paying truck drivers for their services of delivering necessary goods to citizens displaced by the storms.
West Virginia’s Declaration is much more broad. It says that the state Division of Emergency Management has been given additional powers to better carry out its job in this time of crisis in six different counties.
Regardless of whether or not you plan to drive for the emergency on behalf of the citizens of these two states, it would be wise to take extra caution when driving through them, as reports indicate that the downpour has damaged roads. As of the time of writing, the West Virginia Department of Transportation is still fully assessing the damage to public roadways.
With the recent storms and flooding happening in WV, the Department of Highways maintenance crews are working around the clock to clear roads and assess storm damage . Learn more: https://t.co/sYYYSJuoQT pic.twitter.com/sHmtWiOLX8— WVDOT (@WVDOT) July 28, 2022
While the West Virginia Declaration is set to expire in 30 days, Kentucky’s Declaration does not currently have a set expiration date.
Our condolences are with any of the people in the two states who have been displaced by the extreme weather conditions. We hope that these citizens can get the supplies they need to make it through this tumultuous period.
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