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
June 26, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- "Watch out for identity theft." That is the message from the Kentucky Emergency Management Division (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 25, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The severe May storms that led to a presidential disaster declaration for Individual Assistance in five Kentucky counties are but the latest incidents of flooding that have affected the commonwealth in recent years. Yet many Kentucky homeowners, renters and businesses still lack flood insurance protection. In the past 52 years, Kentucky has seen 37 federal disaster declarations for flooding -14 of them (38 percent) in the last decade. With 1.9 million housing units in Kentucky, only 22,275 flood insurance polices are in effect.
June 24, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Don't be misled by the word "business" in the name of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). After a disaster, low interest disaster loans from the SBA are the nation's primary source of disaster recovery funds for homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and most non-profit organizations.
June 22, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- As Kentuckians repair and rebuild their homes following the May storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants you to know it can be simple and relatively inexpensive to make improvements to your homes and businesses that will help prevent future damage when a similar flooding event occurs. And, since so many of you have sought out information on rebuilding at FEMA Mitigation outreach events at Lowe's in Pikeville, Paintsville and Hazard, FEMA is extending the outreach through next weekend.
June 20, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Kentucky are scheduled to transition or close on Saturday, June 27. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will re-open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) at three of the locations on Monday, June 29. The DRCs slated to transition to DLOCs are in Floyd, Pike (Belfry Library), and Owsley counties. The DRC in Magoffin County is scheduled to cease operations on June 27. Two other DRCs-in Pike (Johns Creek Elementary School) and Breathitt counties-will remain open until further notice.
June 19, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentuckians suffering losses due to the May storms and flooding can simplify the process of obtaining commonwealth and federal disaster assistance with these tips: