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

February 27, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Community Relations specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and county emergency management directors to reach out to people affected by the tornadoes and storms that began on Feb. 5 and resulted in a presidential major disaster declaration for nine commonwealth counties.
February 26, 2008
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - two of which opened Monday - have been deployed to four commonwealth cities.? Disaster experts are ready there to assist victims of the February tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in nine counties to obtain a wide variety of help with recovering from storm-related losses.
February 23, 2008
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says help is now available for people in Kentucky who were affected by tornadoes and other severe weather of Feb. 5-6. Thursday, President Bush approved a major disaster declaration for nine Kentucky counties: Allen, Christian, Fayette, Hardin, Hart, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, and Muhlenberg.
February 21, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the commonwealth of Kentucky to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of February 5-6, 2008.
February 21, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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