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 2, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Ninety percent of all natural disasters in the United States involve some degree of flooding. Even a few inches of water can cause extensive, costly damage. The overall risk of a loss from flooding is generally higher than the risk from fire. There are many misconceptions and much misinformation about flooding and flood insurance. Here are some clarifications.
July 1, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Kentucky, located in Jackson and Pikeville, will remain open July 3 and 4 to help Kentuckians with questions related to the May storms and flooding disaster. However, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Langley, Booneville and Belfry will be closed on those days. Disaster Recovery Centers
July 1, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians are seeking ways to prevent losses from future flooding and severe storms. Over the past several weeks, more than 10,000 have stopped by to ask for advice and information at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) community education outreach centers inside Lowe's stores in Pikeville, Paintsville and Hazard. Those centers ceased operations on Tuesday. On Thursday, July 2, FEMA opens new centers in Somerset, London and Corbin.
June 30, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians in the five counties declared eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of storms in May have only four weeks left to apply for aid. July 27 is the last day applications for individual assistance grants will be accepted, according to officials of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 29, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Starting Monday, the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Kentucky, located in Jackson and Pikeville, are extending their hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Breathitt CountyLifeskills Center (2nd floor), 1127 Main St., Jackson, KY 41339 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., until further notice Pike CountyJohns Creek Elementary School, 8302 Meta Hwy, Pikeville, KY 41501DRC Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., until further notice
June 27, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear's request for Estill and Fulton counties to be designated for public assistance under the recent federal disaster declaration for damage caused by storms and flooding in May has been approved. Government agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations in these counties are now eligible to apply for help with their disaster costs.