Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes (DR-1912)

Incident period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 21, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Fayette County has been designated for Individual Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 62.  
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.

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