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 18, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) have announced the new hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located at the Village Center in Harlan and the Rescue Squad Building in Morehead. The centers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, beginning April 22. The centers will be open Sunday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and will be closed on Sundays beginning April 28.
April 17, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- People unable to work due to the severe flooding that occurred in Kentucky in March may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, State Coordinating Officer Cash Centers said today. Self-employed and unemployed workers who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded, state-administered assistance. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch said, "Anyone unemployed because of the floods should visit the nearest Kentucky unemployment field office to make application."
April 16, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- With President Bush's April 4 disaster declaration, substantial federal financial assistance is available to help Kentucky communities deal with all the extraordinary costs associated with the storms and flooding of March 17-21.
April 15, 2002
News Release
London, Ky., April 15, 2002 -- A Disaster Information Helpline has been established for persons who have been affected by the March 17-21 storms and flooding in Kentucky and need information about programs, or the status of their application for aid. The toll-free number is 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). People with hearing or speech impairments who use electronic telecommunication equipment may call the TTY Helpline at 1-800-462-7585.
April 13, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Two mobile Disaster Recovery Centers, staffed with state and federal officials, will be visiting some of the Kentucky communities affected by the storms and flooding of March 17-21 to provide information and registration assistance to residents who may need help in recovering from their damages.
April 12, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The initial checks, totaling over $1 million for housing assistance, have been mailed to residents in the 24 disaster-declared Kentucky counties who suffered flood damage during the period, March 17-21, 2002. "Meeting housing needs for storm victims is our top priority," Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch said. "We are making every effort to get this assistance to those affected as quickly as possible."


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