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 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.
June 17, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Teams of federal/state community relations specialists have been deployed to the sixty-six counties that were declared major disaster areas to deliver information about disaster assistance to Kentucky homeowners, renters and businesses that suffered losses due to recent severe storms.
June 17, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A toll-free telephone registration line has been opened as a result of President Bush's June 10 disaster declaration for residents and business owners in sixty-six Kentucky counties. Those who suffered damage or losses (not covered by insurance) from the severe storms, mudslides, tornados and flooding that began May 26 must call to apply for state and federal disaster assistance.
June 16, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In the six days since President Bush declared sixty-six counties in Kentucky major disaster areas, more than $1.9 has been approved for distribution and over 2,700 callers have registered for aid to help them recover from the severe storms that recently ravaged the state.
June 16, 2004
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher will be on hand as three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) open to help residents who suffered losses in recent severe storms in Kentucky. The centers will open Friday, June 18 in Martin, Magoffin and Henry counties. Hours of operation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, seven days a week, until further notice. The Martin County center will be at the Inez Middle School, 5001 Middle School Drive in Inez and the Magoffin County center will be at Teen Scene, 1 Hornet Drive in Salyersville.
June 12, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Kentucky, opening the way for the use of federal funds to help people and communities recover from the effects of a series of violent storms that began late last month.

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