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 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.
July 8, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster recovery officials are reminding all eligible local governments and other Public Assistance (PA) applicants that the deadline to apply for possible reimbursement is fast approaching. The PA program is run by the state with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contributing 75 percent of approved project funding. The state determines how non-federal funding (up to 25 percent) is split among applicants.
July 8, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- During the past five years there have been nine federal disaster declarations related to serious flooding in Kentucky. The simple facts, proven again by recent storms, are that almost all sections of the state are vulnerable to severe weather and many who suffered losses don’t live in areas considered to be at high-risk for flooding. For these reasons, recovery officials are urging everyone to consider purchasing flood insurance.
July 8, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In the 30-days since President Bush declared major portions of Kentucky disaster areas 7,897 households and businesses have applied for assistance from available state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs. More than $24.3 million in disaster aid has been approved. Twelve counties were added to the original, June 10, 66-county declaration and their residents are now eligible for disaster-related Individual Assistance (IA) programs.
July 8, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. - As the state-federal disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to Kentuckians, a visiting Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be making a series of stops beginning July 15 in Johnson and Pike counties. The center will be in Pike County, Thursday through Saturday, July 15-17 at the Belfry Courthouse, 25320 US Hwy.119 N in Belfry. It will move to the Community Center, 232 Preston Street in Paintsville, Monday and Tuesday, July 19-20. The DRC will be open from 8:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at both stops.
July 6, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Martin and Magoffin counties will be closing next week. The Martin County center will cease operations at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 and the Magoffin DRC will close at 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, July 14. Residents and business owners who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance are encouraged to come to the centers to track where their applications stand, ask questions, and get help with paperwork.

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