WHAS 11: Beshear: Relief for those impacted by December tornadoes increased, funeral costs covered

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The state will now provide 20% more on top of what FEMA gives Kentuckians who have been impacted by the December storms.


FRANKFORT, Ky. — It's been several weeks since deadly tornadoes struck western Kentucky, killing 77 and demolishing whole towns.

As of Dec. 28, Governor Andy Beshear said the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund has raised nearly $30 million in donations from across the globe.

Money from those funds, Beshear said on Thursday, has been distributed to every family that lost a loved one in the storms to help cover funeral costs.

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