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 22, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you receive a letter saying your request for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been denied, it may mean your application was incomplete or incorrect. One of the most common reasons for denial regards insurance. FEMA must deny financial aid until an insurance settlement is reached because assistance programs are not intended to duplicate insurance compensation or cover deductibles for disaster-related loss or damage.
August 21, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Residents of Jefferson County understand the task of recovering from the Aug. 4 severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding is not easy but there is assistance available to help lead them through this difficult process.
August 21, 2009
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- To date, a total of $4.5 million in disaster aid has been approved for 5,479 residents of Jefferson County who sustained damages during the severe storms and flooding on Aug. 4. This aid will help individuals recover uninsured disaster-related costs resulting from the severe weather.
August 19, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga.  -- Community Relations teams and home damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and flooding in Jefferson County on Aug. 4. The Community Relations specialists - wearing FEMA shirts and carrying photo-identification badges - are going door-to-door to provide key information about disaster-assistance programs.
August 18, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers are open in Louisville to help people dealing with the Aug. 4 severe storms and flooding, according to Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. The following locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice: Jefferson CountySouth Louisville Community Center2911 Taylor Blvd.Louisville, Ky.  40208
August 15, 2009
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- People in Jefferson County are now eligible to register for Individual Assistance from the Commonwealth and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as they recover from severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding on August 4. "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."

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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