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

June 23, 2003
News Release
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.
June 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- $1.7 million in grants and loans has been approved for Kentucky residents as state, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to help those affected by last month's severe storms and flooding. Recovery assistance is available to individuals in 36 counties as part of a Presidential disaster declaration. The affected counties are: Anderson, Boyd, Breckinridge, Boyle, Bullitt, Caldwell, Carter, Crittenden, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Garrard, Grayson, Greenup, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Hopkins,
June 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Damage inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration are now contacting and visiting individuals who have applied for federal and state disaster assistance, the agency reports. Through June 13, inspectors have completed 512 inspections in the 36 counties where individuals are eligible for disaster assistance.
June 19, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is on hand to answer questions at the U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster assistance office at the Lewis County Courthouse, 514 Second Street, Vanceburg, beginning Monday, June 23. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 28 only.
June 19, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Have you found a contractor to help clean up and repair damage from May's floods and storms? If so, before signing on the dotted line, check with the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Consumer Protection Division at (888) 432-9257, state and federal disaster recovery officials said today. Attorney General Ben Chandler is warning victims of damage from recent storms about the potential for "fly by night" contractors or "storm chasers" coming in and taking advantage of people.
June 19, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Disaster assistance to local government agencies and some non-profit organizations has been extended to three additional Kentucky counties. Carlisle, Graves and Webster counties are the latest to be eligible for help in cleanup and repair of damage from the May 4-27 storms and floods that swept through the state, said Mike Butler, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Kentucky disaster response. There are now 22 counties in Kentucky where government agencies and some non-profit organizations are eligible for assistance.

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