Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1388)
Incident period: July 27, 2001 to August 21, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 15, 2001
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 8, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- Residents and business owners in Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Pike, counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in Eastern Kentucky have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance. October 15 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property. To date, 1338 individuals in the five presidentially declared counties have applied for some form of assistance.
October 4, 2001
Atlanta, GA -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) said today that a total of $10,426,863 has been obligated to date for state and county public assistance projects. More than 90 percent of the funding, or $9,632,468, will pay for construction costs associated with the repair or replacement of roads and bridges damaged by the severe storms that hit the state in late July.
September 21, 2001
Langley, KY -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) said today that a total of $6,248,794 has been obligated to date for state and county public assistance projects. Construction costs involved with the repair or replacement of roads and bridges make up a large percentage of work projects. State roads and bridges will receive the largest share with $3,095,307 in public assistance funding.
September 19, 2001
Langley, KY -- More than $2,869,886 has been provided thus far to residents by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth for flooding damage that occurred in July and August, Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer, reported today.
September 15, 2001
Langley, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today reminded officials in the 20 Kentucky counties eligible for disaster funds to repair or replace flood damaged public property to be mindful of approaching deadlines. Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Bolch said local governments have 30 days to request public assistance (RPA). RPAs are followed by project worksheets (PWs) describing the need for federal and state funding.
September 14, 2001
Langley, KY -- Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials urge residents and businesses affected by July flash flooding in Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry and Pike counties to register for assistance before the Oct. 15 deadline. Through Thursday, a total of 1,175 have applied for assistance from these counties declared eligible for help under FEMA's individual assistance program.