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Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1414)

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Incident period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 07, 2002


June 28, 2002 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $8,191,992.39 $1,466,923.96 $6,665,537.25
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:33 (Updated daily)

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