Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1855)

Incident period: August 4, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 14, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 9, 2009
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
September 2, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Do you really know where you live? Not knowing the flood risk of your home or business could cost you a lot of money. But, there is a simple way to find out that risk. Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency online at You can find if your property is at risk for flooding, find an insurance agent who sells flood insurance in your area and get an estimate of what the flood insurance policy may cost.
September 2, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Have questions about your flood insurance policy? In an effort to provide the most up-to-date information and ease their concerns, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) officials have put together answers to the most frequently asked questions. Who do I go to first for help with questions about my NFIP policy? You should call your insurance agent or insurance company first. Does my NFIP Policy cover all the buildings on my property?


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1855-DR (PDF 25KB)
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