Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1925)
Incident period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 23, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 20, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Rebuilding your home and life is emotionally taxing to families after a disaster, but help is available for Kentuckians affected by the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. A Federal Emergency Management Agency grant is supporting crisis counseling services. "Project Recovery" is managed by the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board. Counselors are available to talk with residents and refer them to appropriate agencies. Callers can speak directly with a crisis counselor by calling the following numbers:
August 18, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- When disaster strikes, local and state officials focus on addressing the immediate needs of survivors and community safety issues. A presidential disaster declaration brings in federal programs to supplement these efforts in designated counties. Communities may need to clear debris from roads, pay for emergency services, and repair and restore damaged infrastructure – roads and bridges, public water facilities, schools, parks, buildings and damaged equipment.
August 18, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Carter and Lewis counties will be open only through tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 19) to assist people affected by the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery specialists and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives staff the centers. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at: Carter CountyOlive Hill Historical Society120 Comet DriveOlive Hill, KY 41164
August 17, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If the July storms and flooding left you entangled in a legal issue, free Disaster Legal Services may be able to help. Applicants who have limited income or who are unable to obtain legal counsel on their own can apply for free legal services for disaster-related legal problems. To be eligible, they need to live, work or own a business in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike or Rowan counties.
August 16, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Many Kentuckians have taken the first steps to seek federal disaster assistance and have begun their recovery effort following the July severe storms and flooding. Not all of the people who suffered losses in the storms in Pike, Carter, and Lewis counties have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and storm survivors in the Rowan, Mason and Madison are just beginning the process.
August 13, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More than $8.7 million has been approved in federal disaster grants and loans for Kentuckians affected by the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. Residents in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties who suffered losses or damages as a result of the disaster can now register for assistance with FEMA. In the three weeks since the July 23 disaster declaration, financial assistance approved for Kentucky residents as of Aug. 12, includes: