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 6, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than $6 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for Kentuckians affected by May's severe storms and flooding, and $5.6 million was already in their hands as of June 5. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this milestone one week after President Obama declared four Kentucky counties eligible for aid to individuals and businesses and 22 counties eligible for repairs and restoration of infrastructure and facilities.
June 3, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Only 100 hours after four Kentucky counties became eligible for commonwealth and federal disaster assistance because of damage from May storms and flooding, approved assistance for eligible applicants tops $3 million. Officials from the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that as of close of business Tuesday, 1,793 individuals in Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley and Pike counties registered for assistance.
June 3, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians with losses from the May storms and flooding can now receive in-person help at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley and Pike Counties. Officials from Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today they have opened these temporary centers to provide people with a one-stop location to get information about disaster recovery.
June 2, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Help with a variety of disaster-related needs is available to Kentuckians affected by the storms and flooding in May, according to officials from the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA grants may cover such expenses as:
June 1, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- People in four Kentucky counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance from the Commonwealth and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as they recover from severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and mudslides that struck May 3 through May 20. "We are pleased to receive the federal support approved by this disaster declaration," said                       Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel, Director Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. "The people in these areas have been looking for the help these disaster programs can provide while they recover."
June 1, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are contacting hundreds of disaster applicants to schedule inspections of homes that sustained damage from the May flooding. The U.S. Small Business Administration and various insurance companies also have inspectors in       the field.

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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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