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 18, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than three weeks after federal assistance was made available to individuals and families in five Kentucky counties, more than $10 million has been disbursed to help Kentuckians recover.  Those payments come with advice from Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials:  Spend the aid for its intended purpose.
June 17, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than three weeks after Kentuckians affected by the severe storms and flooding in May were deemed eligible for federal disaster assistance, more than $10 million in aid has been disbursed and is in their hands to help them recover. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the financial assistance is helping individuals and households in the five counties where FEMA's Individual Assistance program is available: Magoffin, Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley and Pike.
June 16, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- For individuals with disaster losses in five southeastern Kentucky counties following the May storms and flooding, registration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the first step to access federal disaster assistance. For some applicants, the next step may be an appeal. Appeals help to ensure that applicants receive all aid for which they are eligible, according to officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and FEMA.
June 13, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Some Kentuckians have not yet finished cleaning up debris from the severe weather that struck the state this year. Commonwealth and federal specialists have some reminders about debris removal. Municipal, county, state, and federal agencies are not authorized to remove debris from private property except in situations where the debris is deemed to pose an extraordinary threat to human health and safety. Therefore, removal of debris from private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
June 12, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Help is but a toll free phone call away for Kentucky disaster victims who have disaster-related legal concerns or who are having difficulty managing the stress of the disaster.
June 12, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after the severe storms and flooding of May can be challenging. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that may reduce future damage. "We know Kentuckians who are repairing or rebuilding have many choices on how they put their homes back together," said Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel. "The rebuilding process is an ideal time to incorporate some < disaster-resistant measures."

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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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