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June 24, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In the first days after the May storms raged through Kentucky, the television images were dramatic and heart-breaking: scores of volunteers cutting tree limbs from houses and roads, removing debris, cleaning mold from flooded homes, and giving comfort to those who lost so much.
June 22, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. --It’s important for parents and guardians to keep in mind that children can be particularly vulnerable to stress as a result of the May severe storms and flooding. “Children may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life,” said Debborah Arnold, Executive Director, Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board. “Most children bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, but it is important to be aware of your child’s reaction to stress and anxiety and to seek additional help if necessary.”
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So said Ben Franklin, for whom both a city and county in Kentucky are named. Perhaps the wisdom of preventive measures has deep roots here. Since the May floods, Kentuckians are hearing a lot about the advantages of flood-resistant rebuilding, a form of hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from dangers such as floods, fires, or earthquakes.
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As part of the recovery process, Kentuckians can use proven rebuilding techniques to protect their homes and property from future damage. The best way to minimize damage from severe storms and break the expensive damage-repair-damage cycle is to use flood-resistant repair methods. Many of these methods can be put in place inexpensively. Some require more of an investment.
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter stating you are not eligible, officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and FEMA have one important message – Don’t give up. “The letter might mean that FEMA doesn’t have all the information needed to make decisions about the application,” said Doug Mayne, federal coordinating officer. “It’s important to take the time to carefully read the information and instructions outlined in the letter.”
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, KY. -- Four additional counties have been designated for all categories of Public Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky.  – Nearly two-thirds of Kentucky counties were affected by the May storms and flooding and the after-effects of this disaster may be felt long after the waters recede and recovery begins.
June 21, 2010
News Release
  LEXINGTON, KY -- Now that Fayette County has been included in the disaster declaration for the early May severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a disaster assistance office at 2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, in the Centenary United Methodist Church. The Lexington office will be open from Wednesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m.
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The May storms are over, the damage is done, and agencies throughout the Commonwealth are working hard to help residents clean up debris and put lives back together. So what’s next? Officials at the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) say staying in touch is especially important as disaster-related insurance claims are settled and contact information changes.
June 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you received a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application after registering for disaster aid, but haven't done anything with it yet, it’s time to act. Whether or not you need a loan, anyone who receives an SBA disaster loan application must complete and return it to be considered for FEMA grants that cover personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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