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October 9, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you were affected by the Aug. 4 flooding in Jefferson County, there are four days left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to apply is Oct. 13. Call 800-621-FEMA (3362) to register. Multilingual operators are available. FEMA's TTY line for those with hearing or speech impairments is 800-462-7585. You can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
October 5, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. - If you haven't applied for disaster assistance, time is running out for those affected by the storms and flooding on Aug. 4 in Jefferson County. Deadline: ?The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Oct. 13 - just a week away. Call now:
September 28, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you were flooded during the Aug. 4 storms in Jefferson County don't wait any longer to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for help is Oct. 13 - just two weeks away. Oct.13 is also the deadline to return your completed loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
September 16, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. - In the turmoil that accompanies the shock and loss during a disaster, misleading rumors, half-truths and misunderstandings about available assistance may cause some survivors of the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding to disqualify themselves from much-needed help. Disaster recovery officials voiced concern that unreliable word-of-mouth comments in distressed neighborhoods and communities may deprive eligible individuals and households of vital aid from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 14, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than one month left to apply for disaster aid! Survivors of the Aug. 4 severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding in Jefferson County who suffered damages or losses have only one month left to register for federal and Commonwealth disaster assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.
September 10, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Think you are not eligible for federal and Commonwealth disaster assistance because you have property insurance? Although insurance is essential to a swift recovery from the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding in Jefferson County, you still may be eligible for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Commonwealth of Kentucky even if you settle with your insurance company.
September 9, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Workers in Jefferson County have until Sept. 20 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Farmers and self-employed business owners, who normally are not eligible for unemployment, may qualify for benefits if wages or business were lost due to the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding.
September 8, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Sizable disaster assistance checks are being distributed to storm survivors in Jefferson County, and disaster officials urge recipients to handle the money carefully and spend it only for disaster-related losses. "This is a time when people are particularly vulnerable, and financial predators are quick to take advantage of them," said Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel, director, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. "Caution is the operative word."
September 7, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Two Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) will open Monday, Sept. 14. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) outreach centers will continue serving Jefferson County residents as they recover from the Aug. 4 storms and flooding. The two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Louisville will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, so they can reopen as SBA DLOCs on Monday at 9 a.m.
September 4, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than 10,500 survivors of the severe storms and flooding that struck the Louisville metro area on Aug. 4 have applied for disaster aid thus far, Commonwealth and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced today. More than $12.1 million in disaster assistance has been approved for households that sustained damages during that severe weather. Of that amount, $8.7 million has been approved for housing assistance and $3.4 million for other serious disaster-related needs.