Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes (DR-1471)
Incident period: May 4, 2003 to May 27, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 30, 2003
Frankfort, KY -- Victims of the May 4-27 Kentucky storms who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have until August 4, 2003, to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
July 22, 2003
Richmond, KY - Victims of the May 4-27 Kentucky storms who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have until Aug. 4, 2003, to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. "Even if you're not sure whether you qualify, apply before the deadline," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Butler. "Hold the door open for possible assistance."
June 27, 2003
Richmond, KY -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to help Kentucky residents affected by the May 4-27 severe storms and flooding. Recovery assistance is available to 37 counties as part of a Presidential disaster declaration. To date, residents and businesses in 37 Kentucky counties are eligible for disaster assistance. Residents of these counties who suffered damage from the May 4-27 storms are urged to call the FEMA registration toll-free number at (800) 621-3362, or, for the speech and hearing impaired (TTY), 1-800-462-7585.
June 26, 2003
June 25, 2003
Richmond, KY -- For those who are recovering from the recent disasters or want to find ways to make their home, business or community more disaster resistant, FEMA's web site brings solid, practical information to your home computer. Located at www.fema.gov, the site has information on current weather hazards, details on federally declared disasters throughout the United States and tips on how to reduce or prevent damage on your property from future storms, floods, winds and other weather-related hazards.
June 23, 2003
Richmond, KY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a toll-free telephone number that residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky can call for information on recovering from the May 4-27 storms. Representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday to answer questions about the assistance process or the status of applications. Residents affected by the flooding are encouraged to first register with FEMA by calling 1-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing and speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585.