Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1746)

Incident period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 21, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 12, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Those suffering any loss or damage after an act of terrorism, natural disasters, or other emergency know that it is a devastating blow not only to the individual home or business owner but also to the entire community. That's why officials with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) want anyone in Kentucky who was affected by tornadoes and other severe weather of Feb. 5-6 to be aware of the kind of assistance that is available.
March 10, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rebuilding stronger and smarter is one of the key lines of defense that people in the commonwealth of Kentucky are advised to consider in the aftermath of severe storms and tornadoes that devastated more than a dozen counties Feb 5-6. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are on site at Lowe's Home Improvement stores throughout the commonwealth to educate the public on preparedness and rebuilding after a disaster.
March 10, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Community Relations specialists from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are fanning out today (Monday, March 10) for door-to-door contacts throughout six more Kentucky counties that were added last week to the list of disaster areas following the early February storms and tornadoes, bringing to 15 the number of designated disaster counties.
March 9, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) said in the first few weeks following a disaster, those affected may be misled by half-truths and rumors. "When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation," said Michael Bolch, FEMA's coordinating officer. "While we cannot make storm victims whole, we certainly can provide the kinds of assistance found in good information that helps them get on their feet to restore their lives."
March 8, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management said that all Disaster Recovery Centers that had been open in the commonwealth of Kentucky are closed due to inclement weather. This includes the location in Monroe County which was scheduled to be open Saturday,??? March 8.
March 8, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Starting Monday, March 10, weather permitting, federal and state recovery experts will be on site in six Kentucky counties to help victims of last month's tornadoes and severe storms access disaster recovery programs. A complete list of locations is below.

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