Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1414)
Incident period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 7, 2002
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 28, 2002
Monday, July 8, is the final day for residents and business owners in Kentucky's 32 disaster-declared counties to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Anyone who suffered uninsured losses in the April and May floods, severe storms and tornadoes can seek state and federal recovery assistance if the damage occurred in one of the declared counties. The toll-free registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). The number for persons with speech or hearing impairments is 1-800-462-7585.
June 21, 2002
London, KY -- Kentucky residents who have been ravaged by floods, tornadoes, severe winds and hailstorms throughout the spring have received $29.4 million in state and federal disaster recovery assistance to begin rebuilding their lives. Through Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration numbers had received 6,408 applications for assistance. Those telephone numbers are 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) and TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired.
June 21, 2002
London, KY -- Kentucky disaster victims who have not yet applied for federal disaster assistance have only two more weeks to apply. July 8 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. Renters, homeowners or business owners who live or do business in one of the 32 counties declared a disaster area under the May 7 Presidential declaration may be eligible for disaster aid.
June 14, 2002
London, KY -- More than $28.2 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred during March, April and May of this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced 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.
June 12, 2002
London, KY -- Property owners planning to rebuild after sustaining damage in Kentucky's recent severe storms and tornadoes should plan to make their structures stronger. State and federal disaster recovery officials strongly encourage residents to take a few extra steps to minimize damage in future storms. "Dollars spent now on a few extra construction steps can save money and trouble in the future and may actually enhance a property's value," said Mike Bolch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "This is called hazard mitigation."
June 11, 2002
London, KY -- In the aftermath of recent flooding from severe storms during March, April and May, federal and state disaster officials are reminding residents that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).