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News: Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes

June 4, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, KY -- Two additional Kentucky counties will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) early next week to assist people and businesses who sustained damage during last month's rains and storms.  On Monday, June 7, a Washington County DRC will open in Springfield.  On Tuesday, June 8, a Jessamine County DRC will open in Nicholasville. Also beginning Monday, June 7, the hours of operation at all Kentucky DRCs will change. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
June 2, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, KY -- New Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Thursday and Friday this week in Tompkinsville and Bowling Green. ?The new centers are jointly operated by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The locations and opening dates are: Opening 8:00 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010: Monroe County Disaster Recovery Center Monroe County Economic Development Center 202 N. Magnolia Street Tompkinsville, KY  42167
June 2, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON,  KY. -- More than $11 million in federal grants have been distributed to disaster survivors the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. This includes more than $9 million in housing assistance. The Individuals and Households Program may provide funds for:
May 28, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Franklin County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Frankfort, KY. All DRCs are closed on Memorial Day. Beginning Tuesday, the Versailles DRC in Woodford County will relocate to the new Frankfort location, about 10 miles from Versailles. The new center is located at:
May 28, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nineteen (19) additional counties have been designated for Individual Assistance and seventeen (17) 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 (FEMA).
May 27, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Mercer County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opens at 8 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, in Burgin, KY. All DRCs are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. The new center is located at: Mercer County Disaster Recovery CenterBurgin Fire Department204 Main StreetBurgin, KY  40310
May 27, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants everyone who experienced property damage or losses from the May storms to register with FEMA for assistance. Even if you have reported damage to your local emergency management officials, the American Red Cross, or another voluntary agency you also must complete the FEMA registration process to be considered for federal assistance.
May 26, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- This Saturday a new outreach event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Morehead will deliver one powerful message: the cycle of flooding, damage, repair and re-flooding can stop.  There is hope. There are ways to be “Ready for the Rain.”
May 26, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) urges Kentucky residents affected by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornados that began May 1 to return the SBA disaster loan application even if they do not want a loan. Completing the SBA loan application is a necessary step to being considered for some other forms of disaster assistance. The sooner people complete the application, the sooner the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can make decisions regarding federal aid.   
May 25, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- As the layers of shock and trauma settle in and Kentucky spirits rise following the early May storms, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teams are working in affected communities throughout the Commonwealth.   These FEMA Community Relations teams are canvassing the areas hit by the May 1 series of storms, floods, mudslides, and tornadoes that ripped through the central area of Kentucky. Team members are informing area residents about available federal disaster assistance programs and how to apply.