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February 2, 2001
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Lewis County will receive more than $300,000 in federal funds to purchase 13 homes substantially damaged by flooding in February 2000. The $299,501 is the 75 percent share of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) buyout project that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds. Total project cost for the 13 homes is $399,335. State and local resources contribute the 25 percent non-federal share of the project.
March 27, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- More than $2,980,115 has been already approved in federal and state assistance to individuals, families and businesses, as well as state and local governments that incurred losses in the February Kentucky storms and flooding, disaster officials reported.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 39 low-interest loans for home and personal property. The loans total $1,488,200. Two disaster loans for businesses have been approved for an additional $47,600.
March 24, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- The state-federal disaster recovery centers have closed but victims of the February flooding in Kentucky can still get answers to their disaster-related questions. "People who need information can still check on the status of their applications or get answers to other disaster-related questions by calling the toll-free Helpline," according to Deputy State Coordinating Officer Cash Centers of the state Division of Emergency Management.
March 20, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Local government and private sector leaders in four Kentucky counties are bringing one million people--a fourth of the state's population--into a joint state and Federal Emergency Management Agency initiative called Project Impact to shield people from the ravages of natural disasters.
March 20, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- More than $1,810,167 has been approved in federal and state assistance to individuals, families and businesses incurring losses in the February Kentucky storms and flooding, disaster officials reported. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 24 low-interest loans for home and personal property. The loans total $975,200. All were in Lewis County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded 196 disaster housing grants for renters and homeowners totaling $479,789, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells of FEMA.
March 17, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- In the aftermath of February flooding, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Kentucky that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP is administered by the Federal Insurance Administration, a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Deputy State Coordinating Officer Cash Centers noted that "flood insurance is very important. Many flood events are not declared disasters and thus insurance becomes the sole source of assistance for victims."
March 16, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The proverb's age-old meaning is clear. It is less expensive to protect your home and property before they are damaged than to repair them afterwards. According to state and federal hazard mitigation specialists, there are some questions you should ask and actions you should take now to lessen damage from future storms.
March 14, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Six Kentucky counties today were added to those eligible for federal and state disaster assistance to repair public facilities damaged in severe storms and flooding which began Feb. 18. Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Bourbon, Carter, Johnson, Lawrence, Oldham and Pendleton counties for FEMA public assistance after damage assessments showed federal aid is needed to help the counties rebuild.
March 14, 2000
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Kentucky flood victims to be careful in choosing contractors for repair of homes and businesses damaged by the severe storms and flooding in February. "People should be on guard against dishonest contractors who promise more than they can deliver or who charge exorbitant prices," said W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.
March 10, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are urging Kentucky flood victims to call the state/Federal Emergency Management Agency helpline if they are not clear on what assistance is available or how to obtain the assistance. The disaster helpline number is 1-800-525-0321, or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairment. W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, explained the steps applicants should take and the guidelines:

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