Kentucky Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1320)

Incident period: February 18, 2000 to March 2, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 28, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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/federal disaster recovery centers will be opened in Flemingsburg and Ashland to serve the needs of Kentucky flood victims. The centers will be staffed with representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, state, and other federal agencies who can answer questions about assistance available to individuals and businesses with disaster-related losses. W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said the locations and hours of operations will be:
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:
March 9, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A community meeting will be held in Vanceburg Sunday, March 12, to explain disaster relief programs to people who sustained losses in the February flooding in Kentucky. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the Lions Club Building, 1022 Fairlane Drive. W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other agencies will be present to explain disaster programs and answer any questions about disaster assistance and how to get it.

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