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 22, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Homeowners, landlords and businesses are urged to check with local code enforcement officials regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding any structure damaged by recent severe storms, flooding, tornados and mudslides. There can be specific state and local requirements on how structures may be renovated.
June 22, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As the federal/state disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to storm and flood victims with unmet needs, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will set up in Floyd County, Wednesday, June 23, through Saturday, July 3. The center will be located at the Clark Elementary School, 140 South Clark Road in Prestonsburg. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
June 21, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Just two weeks after President Bush designated 66 Kentucky counties a major disaster area eligible for federal/state individual assistance programs, 4,735 residents have applied for some form of aid nearly $6 million in disaster funding for homeowners, renters and businesses has been approved.
June 21, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As the federal/state disaster recovery effort continues to reach out to storm and flood victims with unmet needs, two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will make stops in Leslie and Perry counties Friday, June 25, through Sunday, June 27. The Leslie County DRC will be at the Nixon Center, Wendover Road in Hyden. In Perry, the DRC will set up at the National Guard Armory, 782 Dawahare Drive in Hazard. DRC hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
June 21, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Today recovery officials emphasized that people who registered with the American Red Cross for emergency disaster assistance, must also register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be eligible for federal/state aid programs. “Some people think that if they registered with the Red Cross, they have registered with FEMA,” explained Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch of FEMA. “That is simply not the case. We are separate organizations, with different missions, and we each treat the information people give us as confidential.”
June 18, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State / federal disaster programs are designed to provide people a safe, sanitary and secure place to live, and to help individuals and businesses begin the process of recovery. They are not intended to make people financially whole from the damage they suffered. They are a hand up, not a handout.

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