H.Res. 214: Recognizing the efforts of the countless volunteers who helped the Commonwealth of Kentucky recover from the ice storm of January 2009

H.Res. 214

Recognizing the efforts of the countless volunteers who helped the Commonwealth of Kentucky recover from the ice storm of January 2009

Date
April 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. 214 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY) on March 5, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 214 resolves that the House of Representatives recognizes the efforts of the countless volunteers who helped the Commonwealth of Kentucky recover from the ice storm of January 2009.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Kentucky suffered a devastating ice storm on January 26, 2009, that left more than 700,000 homes and businesses without electricity. The ice storm is considered the worst natural disaster in Kentucky history. State and local officials acted to coordinate relief efforts and enlisted volunteer agencies, faith-based groups, and community organizations. Volunteers from 25 organizations in 15 States came to Kentucky to provide help and support to those affected by the storm. Volunteers operated 192 shelters for victims of the ice storm, providing 7,884 Kentuckians with shelter, food, and water.