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

May 31, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Nearly $20.5 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians who were affected by two separate spring storm systems occurring 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.
May 30, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- People unable to work due to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Kentucky from April 27 through May 10, may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, according to Mike Bolch, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Self-employed, farmers and unemployed workers who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded, state-administered assistance.
May 24, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- A mobile disaster recovery center will be visiting three sites in two counties over the next two weeks to assist victims of the severe storms and floods that struck Kentucky in the past two months.
May 24, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Four disaster recovery centers being operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday of this weekend in commemoration of the Memorial Day holiday. Three centers-located in Providence in Webster County, Freeburn in Pike County and London in Laurel County-will reopen Tuesday, May 28, and will be operational from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday until further notice.
May 24, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Nearly $17.5 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians in 52 counties that were declared disaster areas by the President Bush following two separate spring storm systems that spawned tornadoes, flooding or hail storms in areas spread from west to east borders, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported 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.
May 22, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The initial checks, totaling over $1.1 million for housing assistance, have been mailed to residents in the 32 disaster-declared Kentucky counties who suffered damage during the severe storms, tornadoes, hailstorms and flooding of, April 27-May 10, 2002. "Meeting housing needs for storm victims is our top priority," Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 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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