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 7, 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 currently open in the commonwealth of Kentucky, except Monroe County, will be closing immediately due to inclement weather. Some will not be reopening at their previous location, however anyone in the affected counties seeking services can go to one of the other Disaster Recovery Centers, weather permitting, opening on Monday, March 10, in their area.
March 7, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In the last two weeks, nearly $700,000 in disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved to help persons in Kentucky recover from losses caused by tornadoes and severe storms Feb. 5-6. Almost $600,000 has already been disbursed. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that, as of close of business Thursday, $699,007 in assistance has been approved.
March 6, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises everyone in Kentucky who has registered with FEMA that filling out and returning a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application is a required step in obtaining some forms of disaster assistance.
March 6, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The applicants? registration phone line operating hours will change on Saturday. The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time until further notice. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky?s Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) said change will assist those affected by the Feb. 5-6 storms and tornadoes.
March 5, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division and the State Bar of Kentucky, free legal services are available to low-income disaster victims who have insufficient resources to secure adequate legal services.
March 5, 2008
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that federal disaster assistance is now available for six additional Kentucky counties to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding Feb. 5-6. This brings to 15 the number of counties where residents with storm-related damage may apply for such aid.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1746-DR (PDF 52KB)
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