Emergency Management Dir. Michael Dossett Postpones Retirement

One week before the worst tornadoes to rip through Kentucky hit Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett announced his impending retirement, he is now putting those plans on hold as Kentucky moves forward from deadly storms and tornadoes that have killed 74.

In a news conference on Tuesday, Dossett said he would not be taking his retirement until Kentucky reaches what he termed, “steady state.”

That date, he said is uncertain, Dossett said it could be 30 days or it could be months down the road.

After 44 years in public service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Louisville Metro Government, Dossett said and his wife knew that it was not time to step away from the job after the tornadoes that struck Kentucky.

There is much to do to reach recovery. Crews are still trying to restore power to much of West Kentucky, and in Mayfield, Kentucky, power is nonexistent. There are thousands of homes that no longer exist, and many more suffered serious damage.