Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes (DR-1475)
Incident period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 2, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 13, 2003
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
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
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
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 30, 2003
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 29, 2003
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.