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Mayor Gorton: city of Lexington continuing to offer help where needed in eastern Kentucky

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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton says the city continues to offer up help to hard hit areas of eastern Kentucky. WUKY's Alan Lytle has details.

During a press event Tuesday in Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton detailed what resources the city continues to provide in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky.

"We have teams of firefighters, our swift water rescue folks have been there working, our mobile ambulance has been there transporting people, and we have teams of other public safety folks going there," the mayor said.

As for the general public Mayor Gorton told WUKY just as in the aftermath of the Western Kentucky tornadoes last December, she expects to see the same outpouring of generosity from the community for flood survivors in Appalachia.

"We've put on our website and social media the ARH contacts where they are collecting money and goods, things to help people and we'll have more to come in the future." The mayor went on to say "I think it's going to take all of us to help the people in eastern Kentucky get through this."

Financial contributions to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation can be made at https://www.arh.org/floods

You can also drop off badly needed flood cleanup supplies at the ARH Lexington office on Executive Drive from 8am to 8pm through this Friday.

Desired items include:

Cleaning supplies, baby formula, food, diapers and supplies, pet food and supplies, pillows, blankets, personal hygiene items, non perishable food items, water, can openers, disposable plates, utensils, gloves, Buckets and Bucket lids, Heavy Duty Gloves, Sponges, Mops, Floor squeegees, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Trash Bags, Bleach Lysol, Flashlights, Batteries, Underwear (all sizes adults and children) Socks (adults, children, baby), Children’s clothing (all sizes), Laundry Detergent rubber boots and water.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.