Kentucky Association of Counties

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Kentucky Association of Counties


County Champion


Top Issue: Disaster Preparedness and Response


Legislative Priority

KACo supports expanded resources for counties during a declared emergency to ensure continuity of government services and public safety response.


Kentucky counties have experienced immense devastation in recent years, including the December 2021 tornadoes in western Kentucky and the July 2022 flooding in eastern Kentucky. While it is impossible to foresee every need in a catastrophic disaster, KACo has met with local officials from across the state to hear how Kentucky can be at the forefront of disaster preparedness and response for the future.