LouisvilleKY-based Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 for Hurricane Florence Local Disaster Relief and Recovery Efforts

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today that it has launched a series of efforts to assist its health plan members, employees and communities in the path of Hurricane Florence, in addition to a disaster relief grant from the Humana Foundation. Among those measures, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who may need assistance in communities impacted by Florence. In addition, the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana, announced today it will provide initial disaster relief support through…

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Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those in LouisvilleKY needing flood cleanup

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts. Louisville Metro Emergency Services and the Office of Resiliency and Community Services are working with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Metro United Way to identify flood victims and organize volunteer cleanup teams. Residents who would like to volunteer to aid stricken residents and help with general community cleanup can contact Metro United Way 2-1-1. Callers can…

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Derby Festival rescheduling tonight’s event due to LouisvilleKY flooding

Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is rescheduling its first event of 2018 due to flood waters. The event – Festival Unveiled Presented by Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses – will now be held on Thursday, March 15th at the Mellwood Arts Center. It was originally scheduled for this Thursday, March 1st.  Because of the flooding, accessibility to the venue has become a challenge with portions of both Mellwood Avenue and Zorn Avenue closed. The Center’s lower parking lot is also under water. “We want to give the flood waters plenty of time to recede,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO….

Mayor seeks federal disaster assistance for flooding; Seven free drop-off sites set for flood debris

From the Mayor’s Office. . . Louisville, KY– Mayor Greg Fischer today continued the city’s action to seek federal disaster assistance in the wake of the recent record flooding by signing an order, declaring a local state of emergency. Fischer directed the city’s Emergency Management Agency to lead the process of gathering all damage and cost estimates citywide to be able to quickly apply for federal aid related to both individual and public losses stemming from the record rainfall last week. “The record rains, up to seven inches in some areas, caused devastating flash flooding and damage in all areas…

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Wednesday Cancelled This Week

That’s right. The headline at the WFPL site was “Waterfront Wednesday Canceled”. Seriously, this flooding is getting past the fun stage. Dire weather predictions have moved WFPK-FM to cancel this week’s scheduled Waterfront Wednesday show on the Waterfront with Sarah Jaffe and Walk the Moon. It’s the first time in the event’s 10-year history that one of the concerts has been canceled. There’s no Chow Wagon opening up down there either, as it’s moving to Witherspoon Street. The Belle of Louisville has canceled activities through May 2. The Hole-in-One contest at the Water Tower has moved to Seneca. The Mayor…