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. -- 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 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. -- 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.

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