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

July 21, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations teams are reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Eastern Kentucky between June14 and June 27. These disaster-recovery specialists are visiting local officials and those affected by the severe storms in the 20 Kentucky counties included in the presidential declaration of July 2, 2003.
July 17, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Have you found a contractor to help clean up and repair damage from the June storms and floods? 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.
July 16, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Floodwaters can leave behind more than soggy carpets and furniture. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services Department of Public Health warns certain types of mold that grow in a very damp environment can be hazardous and can trigger a variety of illnesses. Clean it up quickly to avoid possible illness.
July 15, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Damage inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have begun visiting flood victims in the 20 counties declared a major disaster due to the severe storms in June. "These inspections are free of charge to the applicant," said Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells. They help determine the applicant's eligibility for assistance and the amount of damage."
July 10, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- In an effort to reach out to victims of recent storms, state and federal officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Agency (KyEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Grayson, Hazard and Martin. "This is an opportunity for individuals and business owners who had damages from the severe weather in May and June to get help with their disaster assistance applications," State Coordinating Officer Charlie Winter said.
July 9, 2003
News Release
Frankfort, KY -- Kentucky residents in 20 counties who had damage from severe storms between June 14 and June 27 may be eligible for disaster assistance.

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