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 8, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky and federal officials today urged those who incurred losses in the February storms and flooding to get help on the way by promptly calling the toll-free disaster assistance registration line. Individuals and families may be eligible for disaster assistance if they live in the 10 declared counties and had property or personal belonging losses not reimbursed by insurance. To apply, call 1-800-462-9029 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
March 6, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are asking for help in finding temporary rental housing for victims of the February storms and flash flooding in northeastern Kentucky. W.R. Padgett, director of the state Division of Emergency Management, asked that realtors, rental property managers and owners provide information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on available rental units. These may include apartments, condominiums, duplexes, efficiencies, houses, manufactured housing, rooms and townhouses.
March 6, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Federal disaster housing assistance checks are on their way to individuals and families who sustained damage to their homes during the February storms and flooding in northcentral and northeastern Kentucky. "Checks started going into the mail today," said W.R. Padgett, director of the state Division of Emergency Management. "We are pleased this help is on the way, just a week after the president's disaster declaration, to assure that people are in safe housing."
March 6, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are asking for help in finding temporary rental housing for victims of the February storms and flash flooding in northeastern Kentucky. W.R. Padgett, director of the state Division of Emergency Management, asked that realtors, rental property managers and owners provide information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on available rental units. These may include apartments, condominiums, duplexes, efficiencies, houses, manufactured housing, rooms and townhouses.
March 5, 2000
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A state/federal disaster recovery center will be opened in Vanceburg Friday, March 10, to further serve the recovery needs of flooding victims in northeastern Kentucky. It will operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday, March 15. The center will be staffed with representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies who can answer questions about assistance available to affected individuals and businesses. The center will be at: Lions Club Building 1022 Fairlane Drive Vanceburg, KY 41179.
February 29, 2000
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Kentucky today to help families and communities recover from the effects of drenching rains that hit the state earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms and flooding that began February 18.

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