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 11, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Rescue Squad Building behind the Carl Perkins Community Center today, Friday (April 12), in Morehead to assist recent storm victims who have registered for help.
April 11, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Residents of Kentucky's disaster counties are eligible for federal income tax refunds if they suffered uninsured property losses due to the spring storms and flooding. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), this special refund is available to taxpayers who claim a "non-business casualty loss" deduction on their returns. The deduction applies to loss of property due to a sudden, unexpected or unusual identifiable event, such as violent weather.
April 11, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Village Center, 205 State Road 421 South, Friday (April 12), in Harlan to assist recent storm victims who have registered for help.
April 4, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Kentucky to help people and communities recover from the effects of drenching rains that hit state last month. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms and flooding that occurred over the period of March 17-21.

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