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 3, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Recovery officials are cautioning against careless disposal of any hazardous waste Kentuckians may find in remaining storm debris or during post-disaster household cleanup. Household waste includes contaminated gasoline, oil and items such as floor cleaners, bug spray, drain cleaner, leftover paints, varnishes and similar household chemicals. They are to be disposed of only at authorized collection sites.
July 2, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Residents in four more counties are now eligible to apply for disaster recovery Individual Assistance (IA) programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Lincoln County has been added to the list of those eligible for Public Assistance (PA).
July 2, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In the three weeks since the initial presidential declaration, more than 7,300 storm-stricken Kentuckians have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and approved disaster aid exceeds $17.8 million. In addition, homeowners, renters and businesses in four more Eastern Kentucky counties are now eligible to apply for state/FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) programs. Lincoln County has been added to the list of those eligible for Public Assistance (PA).
July 1, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that recently struck Kentucky, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take measures to prevent the damage from happening again. Recovery officials say there are simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce future flood damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls such actions hazard mitigation.
June 30, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Rebuilding your life, your home, and taking care of your family is difficult after a disaster that has turned your life upside down. There are financial and emotional challenges. It takes strength to know when you need support or guidance to help you through the stress of recovery. Crisis counselors are available to help.
June 30, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -? The state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Martin and Magoffin counties will close on July 4 and 5 to observe Independence Day. After the holiday closure, the centers will re-open Tuesday, July 6. From then on, recovery center hours of operation will be Mondays through Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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