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 11, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- For individuals in Breathitt, Floyd, Magoffin, Owsley and Pike counties who experienced losses from the May storms and flooding there are two necessary steps to qualify for all forms of federal help:
June 11, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Magoffin County residents with losses from the May storms and flooding now have a one-stop location to visit for information about available commonwealth and federal disaster aid programs and services.
June 10, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- For the next two weeks, specialists are in the Pikeville, Ky., Lowe's store to advise Kentuckians about flood-resistant building and rebuilding techniques and flood insurance. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide resources and information on topics that include how to clean up mold and mildew, elevation of appliances and wiring to avoid flood water, flood-resistant construction materials and the National Flood Insurance Program. 
June 9, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Starting June 9, people in Magoffin County, Ky., are eligible for disaster assistance from the commonwealth and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with recovery from severe storms, flooding and mudslides that struck May 3 through May 20.
June 9, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have a warning for those affected by the May severe storms and flooding: Beware of con artists. "If you suffered damage from the storms and flooding, be very careful when contracting for repairs," said KYEM Director Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel. "Don't let a fast-talker part you from your money by pressure or poor workmanship." Disasters sometime attract crooks who will take advantage of others for their own gain.
June 8, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky -- Following a disaster, survivors may hear inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information about disaster assistance. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Kentuckians affected by the May storms and flooding to get the facts. Here are some of the most common questions about assistance, with answers from KYEM and FEMA.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» 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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