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 1, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The two federal/Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in Louisville will close on Sundays beginning this weekend, Sept. 6. The DRCs, however, will remain open Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to continue assisting applicants who applied for disaster aid as a result of the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding.
August 31, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster aid may be only a phone call away. That phone call can open a full spectrum of aid programs to help in recovery. After insurance, one of the major sources of assistance comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individuals and Household Program.? It provides temporary help in the form of alternative housing and financial assistance for other unmet needs. Examples of federal and Commonwealth disaster aid include:
August 29, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Mitigation specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at two Lowe's home improvement stores in Louisville at various times through Sept. 11. Experts will be on hand to educate the public on prevention and preparedness. People can learn more about strengthening homes during construction, rebuilding or remodeling. Outreach hours at the Lowe's stores will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from      7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No mitigation staff will be on site on Wednesdays.
August 28, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- People affected by the severe storms and flooding in Jefferson County on Aug. 4 can now call a toll-free number for legal help on disaster-related issues. The hotline is available to those with insufficient resources for adequate legal services, whether the lack of resources existed before or as a result of the disaster.
August 28, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A total of 9,253 Jefferson County storm survivors have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal and Commonwealth disaster assistance following the Aug. 4 severe weather and flooding.
August 27, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- "Be very cautious when hiring contractors to repair storm-damaged property," say federal and Commonwealth officials to Jefferson County survivors of the Aug.4 severe storms and flooding. Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel cautions disaster assistance applicants to take the time to make sure a contractor is reputable and qualified to perform the work. "Do this before beginning the work to protect yourself from unsatisfactory work and to save yourself time and money," he said.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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