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
April 30, 2002
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 24 counties for Individual Assistance. Since then six more counties have been added to that group, bringing to 30 the number of counties impacted.
April 29, 2002
London, KY -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center, staffed with state and federal officials, will be revisiting Bell County from Saturday, May 4 through Friday, May 10. The center will provide information and registration assistance to residents who may need help in recovering from the storm and flooding damage of March 17-21.
April 26, 2002
London, KY -- Disaster assistance for Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent severe storms and flooding that began March 17 in Kentucky, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
April 26, 2002
London, KY --
April 25, 2002
London, KY -- Kentucky residents who suffered losses as a result of the recent flooding, but still have serious unmet needs, may find help through a host of voluntary groups coordinated by a Long-Term Recovery Committee that will be working long after the disaster response has ended. The committee is composed of representatives - local when possible - from a myriad of volunteer disaster response agencies.
April 24, 2002
London, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Teleregistration and Helpline days of operation have changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Mike Bolch, FEMA federal coordinating officer. The Teleregistration and Helpline is available for Kentuckians who suffered damage in the storms and flooding of March 17-21 to register for assistance. It is also available for people who have registered to check on the status of or update their application, and have their questions answered.