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 11, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- With more than $5 million in federal and state disaster assistance approved for families affected by February's winter storms, 52 Kentucky counties continue to make strides toward recovery more than a month later. Here is a summary of assistance to date:
April 11, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Federal and state disaster officials will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Williamson City Fire Department, April 12 in Williamson, West Virginia. The recovery center is also available for residents of Kentucky's declared disaster counties who may have questions about their requests for federal and state assistance, and want to speak with someone face-to-face.
April 5, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- With more than $4 million in federal and state disaster assistance approved for families affected by February?s winter storms, 52 Kentucky counties have made strides toward recovery by the end of the third week of activity.
April 5, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Disaster officials advised residents of 52 Kentucky counties Saturday that debris removal does not include yard waste, appliances, tires, junk cars and the like. "The material to be removed must be storm-related," said Cash Centers, assistant director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.
April 4, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Disaster assistance has now been made available to home and business owners in Fleming County to help residents recover from the effects of February's crippling winter storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management announced today.
April 3, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) say Kentucky residents should complete and return disaster loan applications, even if they don't intend to take a loan. Loan applications were distributed to some Kentuckians who called FEMA's tele-registration line and registered for disaster assistance following the winter storms in February. Loan packets must be submitted in order to receive assistance.

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