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Disaster Declaration for Daviess County

Judge/Executive Charlie Castlen has signed a disaster declaration for Daviess County following severe storms on Wednesday, May 8.

The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) reported major hazards, including power outages along with damage from downed trees and flooding.

Based on estimates from local utilities and transportation crews, the county will likely reach the disaster threshold of $475,235.20 to seek reimbursement.

The disaster declaration allows for the local Emergency Operations Plan to be fully executed, with DCEMA providing assistance as necessary.

Under the State of Emergency, the County Judge/Executive can waive procedures and formalities otherwise required by law pertaining to:

  1. Performance of public work
  2. Entering into contracts
  3. Incurring obligations
  4. Employment of permanent and temporary workers
  5. Utilization of volunteer workers
  6. Rental of equipment
  7. Appropriation and expenditure of public funds

This disaster declaration does not close roads, businesses, or keep anyone from leaving their home.  To report storm damage, contact the DCEMA front desk at 270-685-8448.

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