By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Kentucky to assist with cleanup from massive flooding last month that killed four people.

Heavy rains in mid-July caused flash flooding in eastern Kentucky and other parts of the state that damaged property and killed four people, including a 34-year-old man who was trying to rescue his grandmother.

The action makes federal money available for Carter, Johnson, Rowan and Trimble counties. The money includes grants for home repairs and temporary housing along with loans to businesses and individuals to help pay for uninsured expenses.

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