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 24, 2002
News Release
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.
April 22, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Rescue Squad Building in Morehead is scheduled to close on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. Until then the center will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to offer help to homeowners, renters and businesses in Kentucky who may be eligible for state and federal assistance under a presidential declaration.
April 22, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- As part of the federal/state disaster relief for the March storms and flooding, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program is in place to help those affected cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs. To date, nearly $120,000 in grants has been approved for eligible applicants.
April 19, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- More than $2.7 million in state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds have been approved for various assistance programs as flood recovery efforts continue. Nearly 1,900 Kentuckians have requested assistance on FEMA's toll-free registration line, 1-800-621 FEMA (1-800-621-3362) and TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. The service operates Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
April 19, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Disaster assistance for Lee, Letcher, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley and Powell Counties has been approved to include aid for local governments affected by the recent flooding and severe storms in Kentucky, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal, state and local disaster recovery officials. Kentucky was declared a disaster area by President Bush on April 4, 2002.
April 18, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Federal and state disaster officials have issued the following tips to help residents of Kentucky's flood disaster counties expedite their applications for assistance.

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