Kentucky Storms and Flooding (DR-1407)

Incident period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 4, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 21, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Kentucky disaster victims who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only two more weeks to apply. July 8 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. Renters, homeowners or business owners who live or do business in one of the 32 counties declared a disaster area under the May 7 Presidential declaration may be eligible for disaster aid.
June 21, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Kentucky residents who have been ravaged by floods, tornadoes, severe winds and hailstorms throughout the spring have received $29.4 million in state and federal disaster recovery assistance to begin rebuilding their lives. Through Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration numbers had received 6,408 applications for assistance. Those telephone numbers are 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) and TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
June 14, 2002
News Release
More than $28.2 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred during March, April and May of this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. That figure does not include costs yet to be totaled to help the commonwealth and local governments pay for cleaning up debris and for damages to roads, bridges and other public facilities.
June 7, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- More than $25.8 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred during March, April and May of this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. That figure does not include costs yet to be totaled to help the commonwealth and local governments pay for cleaning up debris and for damages to roads, bridges and other public facilities.
June 3, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Seconds save lives! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky Emergency Management recommend that every home have as standard equipment a NOAA Weather Radio receiver. These receivers are equipped with a special alarm tone feature that can sound an alert and give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation.
May 31, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Residents and business owners in 30 Kentucky counties, who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding of March 17-21, have less than two weeks to apply for disaster assistance. June 3 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.

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