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Kentucky Severe Winter Storms (DR-1454)

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


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,451 $9,369,739.03 $6,856,715.41 $2,513,023.62
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $36,425,236.24 $17,183,377.43 $19,144,277.15
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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