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Months after deadly tornadoes in western Kentucky, more assistance on the way, Gov. Beshear says

Gov. Andy Beshear said $5.7 million in assistance payments from the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief fund are being distributed to insured homeowners and renters.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Money is headed to people who survived the deadly December tornadoes and applied for tornado-related insurance claims.

Gov. Andy Beshear said $5.7 million in assistance payments from the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief fund are being distributed. Insured homeowners and renters are being reimbursed to help cover up to $2,500 out-of-pocket deductible payments he said in a recent press release.

He said $800,000 has helped cover funeral expenses for family members killed because of the tornado. He also said $2 million was sent to uninsured homeowners and renters previously.

Beshear said the deadline to apply for federal assistance is March 14. FEMA had pushed it back to give people more time to apply.

The governor also said people are still moving into the travel trailers, and more debris has been removed from in and out of Graves County.

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