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August 13, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- More than $6.5 million in disaster assistance has been approved so far to help Kentuckians hit by the severe storms, floods, mud- and rockslides, and tornadoes of June, federal and state officials said.
August 7, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY --The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free Disaster Information Helpline is available to aid those affected by the severe storms, flooding, mud- and rock slides, and tornadoes June 14-27, 2003. Disaster victims who need information about available assistance programs or want to learn about the status of their applications for disaster assistance may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing- or speech-impaired.
August 6, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Nobody can stop a flood. Nobody can erase the bad memories and financial loss. Having flood insurance is the first line-of-defense and can go a long way toward putting the pieces back together. That is the message that state and federal disaster recovery officials are sending to residents of 21 Kentucky counties in the aftermath of the severe storms and flooding of June 14-27. Officials are urging homeowners and renters to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
July 30, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- The Disaster Recovery Center serving the Eastern Kentucky community of Martin will close at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8 state and federal disaster relief officials said today. The center assists individuals affected by the storms, floods, mud- and rockslides, and tornadoes that struck the state between June 14 and June 27. On hand are federal and state disaster workers, crisis counselors, voluntary agencies and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) who help homeowners, renters, and business owners fill out disaster loan applications.
July 30, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, Ky. - Disaster officials want to assure Kentuckians who suffered damages because of the June storms that there are sufficient funds to cover eligible losses. "We encourage all affected residents and business owners in the 21 disaster-declared counties to apply for the assistance they may need," said Scott Wells, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal coordinating officer for the Kentucky disaster recovery.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- In a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you and your family prefer to be among the first or among the last to know? Hint: first is a whole lot better and it doesn't cost much. The price of no-frills NOAA Weather Radio is about $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, KY -- Eligible individuals in Knox County can now receive federal and state assistance in recovering from the severe storms and flooding that struck Kentucky in May and June. Knox County's addition to the July 2 disaster declaration comes following a review of additional information regarding damages incurred as a result of the severe storms, flooding, mud- and rockslides, and tornadoes June 14 through June 27.
July 25, 2003
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 25, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Disaster assistance totaling $3.8 million has been approved so far to help Kentuckians hit by a series of fierce storms, floods, slides and tornadoes in June, federal and state officials said. "We are working hard with our state, local and volunteer partners to help these stricken areas recover as quickly as possible," said Scott Wells, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort.
July 24, 2003
News Release
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $103,000 grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to help survivors of the severe June storms cope with emotional stress left by the disaster.

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