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 21, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Every year, more homes in the U.S. are damaged by floods than by any other natural disaster, a fact well known to residents of eastern Kentucky after storms flooded the region in March. The storms resulted in the President declaring a major disaster that included 52 counties for Individual Assistance.
May 20, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- For individuals who suffered property damage or were economically injured by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March, April and May, legal help is now available under an agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
May 20, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Irvington City Hall in Breckinridge County is scheduled to close on Friday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. Until then the center will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to offer help to homeowners, renters and businesses in Kentucky who may be eligible for state and federal assistance under a presidential declaration.
May 18, 2002
News Release
London, Ky. May 18, 2002 - Nearly $15 million in federal grants or loans has been approved to help Kentuckians in 52 counties that were declared disaster areas by the president 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 16, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management (KyEM) have announced the new hours of operation for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in four Kentucky counties. The centers will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, beginning May 20. The centers will be open through Sunday, May 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and will be closed on Sundays beginning May 26. The centers are located at:
May 15, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- With President Bush's May 7 disaster declaration, substantial federal financial assistance is available to help Kentucky communities deal with the extraordinary costs associated with the storms, tornadoes and flooding of April 27-May 10.

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