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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. -- One month after May’s severe storms thundered through the Bluegrass State, more than $14.7 million is in the hands of disaster survivors who registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is July 12.   Disaster officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and FEMA urge people to register now, before it’s too late.
June 18, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nothing travels faster than a rumor, but rumors and misunderstandings can block your path to getting the help you need to recover from the early May storms. With less than a month left to register for help, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants you to have the right information about the many disaster assistance programs available to help you get back on the road to recovery. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about disaster aid programs:
June 18, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, KY— As time passes after a disaster event, the needs of disaster survivors change. To meet these changing needs, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Warren County disaster assistance office in Bowling Green will become a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). Also, the disaster assistance offices in Clark, Garrard, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties are scheduled for closure.
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Checking for mold, washing down walls, removing damaged drywall, and other chores can be challenging to Kentuckians still cleaning up damage caused by those devastating early May storms. But to those persons with special needs, a helping hand may be a lifeline.  The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have activated a toll-free number, 877-634-8175, for citizens seeking volunteer help. The Helpline is operated by KYEM’s Recovery Branch.
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Residents of Casey County were hit hard by the disastrous flooding in early May.  Businesses closed. Roads and bridges were washed out, and people’s homes and farms were damaged. It wasn’t the first time; Casey County has had four major flooding disasters in the past seven years.
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. --When floodwaters subside, one of the first things to float to the surface is the scam artist. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) remind businesses and homeowners to be wary of individuals who may try to take advantage of you. The most common types of fraud after disaster strikes are scam artists, contractor fraud, and identity theft.
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to assign disaster recovery staff to better serve those devastated by the early May storms. This involves opening new disaster assistance offices in some locations and closing others.  The new offices opening are: Opening 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 15 through  6 p.m., Saturday, June 19:
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As the needs of Kentucky disaster survivors change, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are making Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) changes to better serve those devastated by the early May storms.
June 17, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Like most Americans, Kentuckians express a healthy dose of skepticism at things that seem too good to be true. This may pertain to disaster survivors who wonder if accepting Commonwealth and federal disaster assistance grants will cause them to lose Social Security benefits, pay additional income taxes, or change their eligibility for income-based benefit programs.

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