West Point evacuees temporarily return home

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 11:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Residents who were forced out of the town of West Point on Wednesday were allowed back home for an hour on Thursday night to grab belongings.

The town was evacuated after a fire where a train derailed near Dixie Highway on Monday.

"I went back to get my medicine and some clothes, things I would need for a few days," said resident Marlene Goff.

A police escort took people to their homes.

Anyone being affected by the train derailment is entitled to reimbursement from P&L Railway. They set up a center at the VFW Post on Blevins Gap Rd. It's open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents need to bring receipts and show proof of their address. The company is also offering an inconvenience fee for evacuees.

"You will be able to get $100 per day per adult and $50 per day per child," said P&L Spokesperson Bonnie Hackbarth.

West Point Mayor William Ash said he is trying to set up a reimbursement center at the Muldraugh Elementary Shelter as well. 
 

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