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

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 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 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 25, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance program’s grant funds are restricted to people living legally in the U.S.  However, parents may apply for Individual Assistance on behalf of a child who is a U.S. citizen or a qualified immigrant. Another adult household member may qualify for household assistance if that individual is a legal immigrant.
May 25, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky -- Twenty-five (25) additional counties have been designated for Individual Assistance and twenty-seven (27) for all categories of Public Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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.

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