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

May 24, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- A mobile disaster recovery center will be visiting three sites in two counties over the next two weeks to assist victims of the severe storms and floods that struck Kentucky in the past two months.
May 24, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Nearly $17.5 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians in 52 counties that were declared disaster areas by the President Bush following two separate spring storm systems that spawned tornadoes, flooding or hail storms in areas spread from west to east borders, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported 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.
May 21, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Every year, more homes in the U.S. are damaged by floods than by any other natural disaster, a fact well known to residents of eastern Kentucky after storms flooded the region in March. The storms resulted in the President declaring a major disaster that included 52 counties for Individual Assistance.
May 20, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) said today that a total of $4,081,518 has been approved to date for state and county public assistance projects associated with the March 17-21 severe storms and flooding disaster declaration.
May 20, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- For individuals who suffered property damage or were economically injured by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March, April and May, legal help is now available under an agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
May 18, 2002
News Release
London, Ky. May 18, 2002 - Nearly $15 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians in 52 counties that were declared disaster areas by the president following two separate spring storm systems that spawned tornadoes, flooding or hail storms in areas spread from west to east borders, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported 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.

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