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

September 8, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- The mobile Disaster Recovery Center, staffed with Kentucky and federal officials who have been providing recovery information to local residents in the Mud Creek Clinic vicinity for the past four days, is preparing to move to three more locations in Pike and Knott counties. The mobile unit is provided through the auspices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM).
September 6, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- A total of $1.3 million has been provided thus far to residents and municipalities by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth for flooding damages that occurred in August throughout 20 Kentucky counties, according to Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer.
September 2, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- Eastern Kentucky residents who have suffered from last month's flood-related damages will have an additional resource available to them beginning on Wednesday, September 5. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, will be staffing a 45-foot long Mobile Disaster Recovery Center this week on Wednesday to Saturday, September 5-8. Operating hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Center will be located at the Mud Creek Clinic on Highway 979 in Floyd County (on the outskirts of Grethel).
August 27, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- As promised by a federal official a few days ago, the initial checks for housing assistance have been mailed to residents in the five declared counties who suffered flooding damages earlier this month. "We are pleased that nearly $25,000 in checks are in the hands of those who need to get back on their feet after their homes were inundated by floods," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch. "This number will quickly increase as our Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel complete their inspections of damaged homes."
August 27, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- Kentucky and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster recovery officials are advising commonwealth residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," Cash Centers, state coordinating officer, warns. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau offer the following "Consumer Beware" suggestions:
August 25, 2001
News Release
Langley, KY -- Residents in the five disaster-declared counties of Kentucky -- Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry and Pike -- are quickly becoming accustomed to Community Relations field officers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) circulating throughout their areas. Federal Coordinating Officer Michael E. Bolch explained: "In addition to making residents aware of the help that is available to them, Community Relations team members are especially trained to locate individuals who may need special assistance or encouragement to initiate the application process."

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