Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1523)

Incident period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 10, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 15, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster aid for 78 Kentucky counties impacted by severe storms and flooding between May 26 and June 18 now exceeds $30 million. More than 8,600 households and business have applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a wide range of federal and state disaster assistance programs. “We’re continuing to provide help throughout the designated areas,” said Michael Bolch, the federal official coordinating the response for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “We urge you to call soon. Don’t disqualify yourself by not registering.”
July 14, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians who had flood insurance on buildings damaged by recent flooding may be eligible for up to $30,000 in aid they often do not even know about. That money can be used to make their home or business safe against future floods.
July 13, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers will be closing in Eastern Kentucky this week, but answers to disaster questions and updates about your application are just a phone call away, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials point out.
July 12, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Thousands of people who experienced flood losses in recent years had no flood insurance because they never thought they would need it. With the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) low-cost Preferred Risk Policy, they don't have to take that risk.
July 10, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians seeking disaster-related unemployment benefits in the wake of a series of severe storms and floods that raked the state between May 26 and June 18 should be aware that application deadlines are rapidly approaching and they should register as soon as possible. Workers who lost jobs or income due to the disaster, including farmers, the self-employed and others who normally cannot get unemployment benefits, may be eligible for assistance through the federally-funded, state-administered Disaster Unemployment Assistance program.
July 9, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KYVOAD) announced the formation of long-term recovery committees in order to coordinate the resources of various community volunteer organizations with the unmet needs of Kentucky disaster victims.

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