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 5, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Shortly after midnight, Hardin County Commissioner Bill Brandenburg and his family were awakened by their National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio warning them that a storm was only miles, in fact minutes, away from their home. "I am an advocate of the weather radios. I have purchased them for myself and my children and have even told my associates about the radios," said Brandenburg. "We were able to go get our "Ready Kit" and go down in our basement after the NOAA radio warned us of the recent February storm."
March 4, 2008
LEXINGTON, KY -- Property inspection is a vital step in the recovery process. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) stress that being at your home for your scheduled inspection reduces the chance for delays in the process.
March 3, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Anyone in Kentucky who was affected by tornadoes and other severe weather of Feb. 5-6 is encouraged to register for assistance as soon as possible. Being proactive and taking charge can help speed the possibility of receiving federal and state disaster aid.
March 1, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Disaster Recovery Center in Muhlenberg County that has been assisting victims of the tornadoes in early February will remain open until 6 p.m., March 8.? The center had previously been scheduled to close at 6 p.m. today.? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Agency (KYEM) jointly operate the center to help storm victims obtain federal grants and Small Business Administration loans for losses caused by the extreme weather Feb. 5-6.
February 29, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in four counties that have been serving victims of the early February storms will close soon. Centers will open in five other counties. Counties where centers are closing include Muhlenberg, Allen, Hardin and Mercer. Centers will be opening in Christian, Monroe, Meade, Fayette and Hart counties. Dates, times and locations for each center are listed below.
February 28, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Watch out for scam artists. That is the warning issued by officials of the?U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management to residents affected by the tornadoes and other severe weather Feb. 5-6 in the commonwealth of Kentucky.