Kentucky Severe Winter Storms (DR-1454)

Incident period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 14, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 30, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- National Flood Insurance Policyholders who sustained substantial damage to their home or business due to the recent storms, could qualify for funds to help prevent flooding from happening again.
April 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Only two weeks remain for residents of Kentucky's 30 disaster counties to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky for disaster assistance. So far, 4,722 families and businesses have applied for help. Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) and FEMA have granted more than $11 million in assistance to individuals, businesses, and local governments recover from the winter storms that blew into Kentucky in March.
April 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Long after state and federal government disaster agencies have departed, more than a dozen volunteer agencies will continue to help those affected by February's ice storms and floods in Kentucky.
April 18, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have pumped almost ten million dollars into local communities to help families, businesses, and local governments recover from February's winter storms. Here is a summary of the assistance to date:
April 15, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Agency are working to identify the small percentage of disaster assistance applicants who try to cash in on the misfortune of others. The agencies have established a toll-free fraud hotline to report suspected fraud, waste and abuse of disaster assistance. The number is 1-800-323-8603.
April 14, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Less than four weeks remain for residents of Kentucky's 30 disaster counties to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to register for disaster assistance. The deadline is May 13. So far, 3,843 Kentuckians have registered for assistance. FEMA, the SBA and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have approved more than $5.5 million in loans and grants to help individuals recover from February's winter storms.

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