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 2, 2003
Richmond, KY -- If your home or business was damaged in Kentucky's winter storms and floods the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) suggests measures to take in rebuilding to minimize damage in a future storm.
April 1, 2003
Richmond, KY -- State and local governments and private nonprofit agencies in 52 Kentucky counties are seeking more than $44 million in federal assistance to help them recover from the costly damage caused by February's severe winter storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently processing 137 applications under its Public Assistance program, which helps pay to restore essential public facilities and services following a declared disaster.
March 31, 2003
Richmond, KY -- With some 2,400 residents of Kentucky applying for federal and state disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a toll-free number they can use to get information about their requests.
March 31, 2003
Richmond, KY -- Residents of Kentucky's newly declared disaster counties are eligible to seek income tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if they suffered property damage in February's winter storms.
March 29, 2003
If the damage is permanent, assistance may be available to pump out septic tanks, repair or even replace them. Homeowners with private wells that were rendered useless may be eligible for assistance if the well is the sole source of water. Renters forced to vacate homes because of unusable wells or septic tanks also may apply for assistance to get temporary housing.
March 28, 2003
Richmond, KY -- Disaster assistance approved for residents of Kentucky's 29 storm-damaged counties passed the $2.5 million-dollar mark Friday with 2,238 families registered for state and federal aid. The assistance will increase with the addition Thursday of 14 counties to the 15 originally declared by President Bush March 14 for damage caused by severe winter storms and floods in February.