WHITESBURG, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last week, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and AshBritt emergency management officials marked one year since the devastating flooding in Eastern Kentucky by recognizing local leaders and contractors who worked rapidly and relentlessly to assist in the cleanup, helping thousands of displaced Kentucky residents.

During a luncheon at CANE Kitchen, AshBritt honored key partners, including Mike Nichols from Whitesburg, Dave Nichols from Letcher County and Greg Stewart from Pikeville with Razorback Trucking; Bart Morris and Chris Morris with B&J Transfer; and James Rice, Roy Moore, and Bobby Huff with B&D Transport.

AshBritt called upon those local business owners to assist in the relief efforts. Their tireless, months-long work allowed for restoration and reopening in the region following the floods.

“It was good to work for one of the best storm companies in the business,” said Mike Nichols of Razorback Trucking. “I was treated very well. They are truly wonderful people to work for.”

AshBritt also recognized Congresswoman Angie Hatten, State Senator Johnnie Turner, Letcher County Judge Terry Adams, Whitesburg Mayor Tiffany Craft, Jenkins Mayor Todd DePriest, and Whitesburg Fire Chief Terry Fowler for their critical partnership.

In response to the floods, AshBritt deployed roughly 600 workers and 500 pieces of equipment, allowing for the reopening of roads, properties and waterways across eight counties, including Breathitt, Perry, Knott, Letcher, Clay, Pike, Floyd, and Owsley. Year to date, AshBritt has managed a total of 834,000 tons of debris, clearing more than 641 miles of rivers, creeks and streams and maintaining a presence on the ground for approximately 324 days.

About AshBritt

AshBritt is a national rapid-response emergency management and logistics company. AshBritt has led response efforts following 60 federally declared disasters across 30 states and has conducted more than 400 missions, successfully serving over 600 clients. AshBritt is the trusted emergency management contractor for cities, counties, states and for federal agencies, including the Department of Defense where AshBritt holds a pre-position debris management contract which covers 25 U.S. states. AshBritt was at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, building and staffing field hospitals, treatment centers, and vaccination sites across 20 states. AshBritt is a recognized leader in small and local business hiring and is committed to supporting communities before, during, and after disaster events. For more information, visit www.ashbritt.com.


Madeline Seaman

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