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

August 26, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you were affected by the Aug. 4 storms and floods in Jefferson County and receive a U.S. Small Business Administration home loan application, you should fill it out and submit it - even if you don't want a loan. When you are referred to the SBA, an SBA loan application has to be completed before some types of aid options can be considered, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.
August 25, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a toll-free telephone Helpline available to applicants with concerns about their applications for disaster aid. The Helpline is available everyday until further notice between 6 a.m. and midnight by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. Helpline operators can:
August 25, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Mold is an ever-present problem following storm flooding and can be a significant health risk if care is not taken, federal and Commonwealth officials warn. "People are anxious to get on with their lives after a flood," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael J. Lapinski, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's top official in Kentucky for the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding disaster recovery, "but if you had flood waters in your home, take the time  to clean thoroughly so problems don't arise later that affect your home or your health."
August 24, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Many residents of Jefferson County who sustained damage during the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding realize that federal and Commonwealth disaster assistance is only a phone call away. Many of those individuals, however, are unaware as to what happens after they call FEMA's registration numbers. The registration phone numbers are 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for speech- or hearing-impaired individuals.
August 24, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that government entities and certain private non-profit organizations in two Kentucky counties now are eligible for disaster assistance to help pay for emergency response costs and repairs to damaged facilities as a result of the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding. The counties included in the designation are Jefferson and Trimble.
August 23, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Residents of Jefferson County who suffered storm damage to their automobiles during the Aug. 4 severe weather may be eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency and Commonwealth of Kentucky disaster assistance.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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