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September 20, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- In the last two years, floods, tornadoes and ice storms have caused enough damage for five major federal disaster declarations and one emergency declaration in Kentucky. The deadline is tomorrow – Tuesday, Sept. 21 – for individuals in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties affected by the July storms to register for federal and state disaster assistance. It's also the deadline to return completed disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 17, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Eight weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Kentucky's severe storms, flooding and mudslides in July, more than $15 million in assistance has flowed to residents in six counties. The last two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers in Pike County are closing for good at 6 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 17).
September 15, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- People come together in times of crisis. Staying together after time passes is a challenge. Neighbors helped neighbors and volunteers were the first on the scene when severe storms and flooding devastated parts of Kentucky beginning July 17. Almost immediately after the rain stopped, the Big Sandy Chapter of the American Red Cross opened shelters in Pike County, where church groups and countless volunteer agencies served food and pitched in on the cleanup.
September 13, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. – There is just one week remaining to register for disaster assistance for losses suffered as a result of the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. Eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in six Kentucky counties – Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan – must register by Sept. 21, according to Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials.
September 10, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Areas of Kentucky struck by severe storms, flooding and mudslides in July are showing signs of recovery. To date, more than $14.3 million has been approved in federal disaster assistance grants and loans for homeowners, renters and business owners. Of that figure, more than $6.2 million has gone to meet housing needs in Pike County, the first county designated for Individual Assistance.
September 7, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties who suffered losses as a result of the July storms and flooding have two weeks left to apply for disaster help. Sept. 21 is the deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance or to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan.
August 31, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Carter and Madison counties on Sept. 2, 2010. The centers provide homeowners, renters, business owners and certain private nonprofit agencies with face-to-face service in completing their loan applications, answering questions about SBA loan programs, and explaining how an SBA disaster loan can help pay for their disaster losses. Representatives from FEMA have also been stationed at the disaster center to provide assistance to individual homeowners and renters.
August 25, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. No one knows this better than Kentuckians who are now struggling to recover from the recent severe storms. For those who didn’t have flood insurance, recovery may be more challenging. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials, some people do not buy flood insurance because they don’t understand how the insurance works. Buying flood insurance can provide protection and peace of mind.
August 24, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
August 24, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. – If you suffered damage related to the July severe storms in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties and have not registered for assistance from FEMA, you have less than one month to register. The registration deadline is Sept. 21, 2010. “Registration keeps open the possibility of a wide range of assistance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Terry L. Quarles. “If your insurance coverage comes up short, you need to be registered for us to help.”