Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1841)

Incident period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 29, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 15, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians with losses from the May storms and flooding should stay in touch with disaster assistance agencies throughout the recovery process to make sure that all their information is current. If an agency is waiting for information, has the wrong information, or has no way to contact the applicant, there may be delays in assistance.
July 14, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians are seeking ways to prevent losses from future flooding, tornadoes and severe storms. Over the past several weeks, nearly 16,000 have stopped by to ask for advice and information at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Education Outreach centers inside Lowe's stores at various locations. This week the outreach centers move to Lowe's stores in Elizabethtown and Louisville.
July 8, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Two Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) on Monday, July 13. The DRCs slated to cease operations after Saturday and transition to DLOCs are in Pikeville (Johns Creek Elementary School) and Jackson (Lifeskills Center). "More than 3,700 Kentuckians have visited the DRCs to ask questions and get help with applications for assistance," said KYEM Director Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel. "However, it is not necessary to visit a DRC to register for aid or to obtain answers to your questions."
July 8, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians are seeking ways to prevent losses from future flooding and severe storms. Over the past several weeks, more than 13,000 have stopped by to ask for advice and information at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Education Outreach centers inside Lowe's stores. With the outreach centers closing in Somerset, London and Corbin, FEMA will open new centers Thursday, July 9, in Glasgow, Bardstown and Campbellsville.
July 7, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than $16 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved to aid Kentuckians affected by May's severe storms and flooding. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the aid to help individuals, households, and businesses with storm recovery in the five counties where FEMA's Individual Assistance program is available: Magoffin, Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley and Pike.
July 7, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Individuals who are not U.S. citizens, but who were in Kentucky and in the United States legally at the time of the May storms and flooding and experienced disaster losses may be eligible for federal aid, according to commonwealth and federal officials. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or qualified aliens to be eligible to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster grants. An individual's legal status will not be jeopardized by applying for assistance. Qualified aliens include:

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How to Apply for Assistance

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

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1841-DR (PDF 23KB)
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