Hundreds of travel trailers are headed to eastern Kentucky to provide temporary housing for flood victims. Louisiana donated up to 300 trailers the state used after Hurricane Ida last year. Kentucky is using Eastern Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies (EKSAFE) funds to prepare and move the trailers.
The first trailers will arrive in Letcher and Floyd counties this week with other areas receiving additional ones in future deliveries. Flood victims can learn more about the trailers here.
Legislators allocated $212.7 million to the EKSAFE fund during last week’s special session and vowed to provide additional funding when they return for the 2023 Regular Session in January. Representative John Blanton (R-Salyersville) sponsored the bill and stressed that Kentucky could use the money for temporary housing.
In addition to the travel trailers from Louisiana, Kentucky moved 119 travel trailers that housed western Kentucky tornado survivors to eastern Kentucky. The commonwealth continues to shelter 350 flood survivors at state resort parks.