Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes (DR-1912)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 28, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. - "There is still time to register for disaster aid," said Doug Mayne, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) "but the deadline is just two weeks away." "We can't help you if we don't know you need help," said Mayne, who oversees the government's response to Kentucky's early May disaster.
June 25, 2010
LEXINGTON, KY -- As the July 12 deadline to register for disaster assistance approaches, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close some offices and change others. The Carter County disaster assistance office will close on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 p.m. Disaster assistance offices in Madison and Rowan counties will transition into SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC).
June 24, 2010
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
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
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
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.
Incident period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2010