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

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June 11, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- In the aftermath of May's flooding, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Kentucky that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Year in and year out, flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country," said Mike Butler, federal coordinating officer. "But all too often, homeowners learn after the fact that protection against flood loss is not part of their normal insurance protection package."
June 9, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- State and federal officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals affected by the flooding and storms that swept across the state from May 4 - 27th. The center will open in Olive Hill in Carter County on Wednesday, June 11. The DRC will be located at: Olive Hill Elementary School 825 East Tom T. Hall Olive Hill, KY Operating Hours: 8 a.m to 7 p.m - Monday thru Saturday
June 3, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- The use of federal disaster funds has been authorized by President Bush to help families and communities in Kentucky recover from the effects of tornadoes and other extreme weather that struck the state last month, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.


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