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

June 24, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Recovery officials said that Kentucky farmers in declared counties who suffered disaster-related losses as a result of the severe storms occurring between May 26 and June 18, may be able to obtain certain types of federal/state individual and household assistance. Possible aid includes:
June 24, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians who have registered for federal and state disaster assistance can expect to have their damaged property inspected to verify losses, according to Michael Bolch, head of recovery operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “The inspectors review the amount of damage and use wireless uplinks to get that information to housing specialists immediately,” said Bolch. “Keeping appointments and showing inspectors the extent of your damages is critical to getting aid quickly.”
June 24, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Homeowners, renters and businesses have been approved for more than $10 million in disaster aid and 5,838 applications have been received through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line since the disaster declaration on June 10.
June 23, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As the federal/state disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to storm and flooding victims with unmet needs, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will set up in Harlan County Tuesday, June 29 through Thursday, July 1. The center will be at the National Guard Armory, 3436 US 421 South in Harlan. Hours of operation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
June 23, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Con men have descended on the disaster-ravaged hills of Kentucky and West Virginia. Do not give financial information such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or any bank information, to people who show up at your doorstep claiming to be disaster recovery officials, state and federal officials warned today.
June 22, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Tuesday declared 10 additional Kentucky counties eligible for disaster assistance in the wake of the recent severe storms, tornados, floods and mudslides that began on May 26.

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