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 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.
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 7, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Many Kentucky neighborhoods are buzzing with the heartening sounds of repair and rebuilding. People are using more than $12.7 million in disaster assistance funds distributed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to recover from the devastating May storms. These funds are intended to help disaster survivors get safe, sanitary and functional housing and to meet other critical needs.
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.

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