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 13, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- As part of the federal/state disaster relief for the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 27, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program is in place to help those affected cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs. "The IFG program is a safety net for people who are still struggling with financial obligations from the disasters," said State Coordinating Officer Cash Centers. "It's meant to cover essential needs. And it is only a phone call away."
May 10, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Disaster assistance for Boyle, Casey, Clay, Floyd, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Letcher, Marion, Martin, McCreary, Nelson, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Taylor, Washington and Whitley counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 27 in Kentucky, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 9, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials today cautioned individuals with storm, flooding and tornado damage on their property to beware of con artists who might seek to fleece them on repair work.
May 9, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers, one located at a fixed site and one mobile that will be staffed with state and federal officials, will be available to provide information and registration assistance to residents who may need help in recovering from their damages from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 27.
May 8, 2002
News Release
London, KY -- Registration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the necessary first step in recovery for those persons in 12 Western Kentucky counties who suffered damages from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on April 27. Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch of FEMA emphasized today that "federal help can be received only after eligible persons with damages in the 12 Kentucky counties included in the presidential disaster declaration have made the call to FEMA on the national application registration line."
May 7, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Kentucky, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds to help meet the recovery needs of families and businesses victimized by tornadoes and other extreme weather that hit the state in late April.

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