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Community Action Agencies Help KY Mend After Tornadoes

March 21, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Relief efforts continue in Kentucky as residents pick up the pieces from tornadoes that tore through the state earlier this month.

Nearly two dozen community action agencies have played key roles, both directly and indirectly, in getting people back on their feet and infrastructure back in working order after the storms, according to Rob Jones, executive director of Community Action Kentucky.

"They've gotten out and worked, not only in taking donations and directly getting relief to the people who need it, but also in working to coordinate numerous agencies that have responded."

Jones says the goal of the community action agencies is getting the most immediate help to communities hardest hit. That list includes West Liberty in Morgan County, where reports indicate six people died and the town was leveled by high winds.

The aftermath of the tornado, he says, has revealed the need for multiple layers of relief that are being addressed.

"We had really immediate needs - of course, food, water, clothing, things like that. Then you have more intermediate and long-term needs - housing. And then, even in a bigger picture, re-establishing a banking system."

Jones says the state's network of community action agencies has been able to set up a web-based coordination effort based on what they use day to day, to stay connected.

"Providing that information system that already existed to some extent, and the way we currently manage our community action agencies, really helped when we transplanted that toward coordinating and assisting the relief efforts."

Tom Joseph, Public News Service - KY