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 7, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Kentucky residents and business owners who suffered losses in the severe storms, tornadoes and floods in April and May have one month left in which to register for state and federal recovery assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will accept applications through July 8 for those in the 32 disaster-designated counties. The deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for flood-related losses to real and personal property is July 6.
June 7, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- More than $25.8 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 5, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Kentucky residents who suffered damages to their personal or business properties in the recent floods, hail storms or tornadoes should register for recovery assistance whether the losses were insured or not. That's the word today from state and federal officials coordinating the disaster recovery effort.
June 4, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Residents of Kentucky's 52 disaster counties who have registered for state and federal assistance must fill out Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications even if they don't need or qualify for a loan, cautions Cash Centers, Kentucky's state coordinating officer for disaster recovery.
June 3, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Seconds save lives! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky Emergency Management recommend that every home have as standard equipment a NOAA Weather Radio receiver. These receivers are equipped with a special alarm tone feature that can sound an alert and give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation.
June 2, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Kentucky residents who suffered losses in the recent floods, tornadoes, wind and hailstorms may be eligible for tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS has ruled that such losses, defined as damage, destruction, or loss of property from a catastrophic event, may be deducted on the federal income tax return for the year in which the casualty occurred or by amending the return for the previous year.

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