Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1925)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 6, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. – More than $5.5 million has been approved in federal disaster grants and loans for Kentuckians affected by the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. In two weeks since the disaster declaration, financial assistance approved for affected residents includes:
August 6, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials today announced the addition of three Kentucky counties to the disaster declaration for July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. “These hard-hit counties need all the assistance they can get,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I appreciate FEMA working quickly to see that their needs are met, and my administration will continue to work with folks on the ground to help all Kentuckians impacted.”
August 5, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Pike County residents affected by the July storms and flooding are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts. Those who suspect anyone – contractor, inspector, disaster survivor or someone posing as any of these – of committing fraudulent activities should call the National Center for Disaster Fraud 800-323-8603.
August 3, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mold can be a growing problem in the aftermath of floods and can be a health risk if you don't take care of it. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Department of Public Health officials urge Kentuckians to take time and clean thoroughly before returning to flooded homes. "People are anxious to get on with their lives after a flood, but some problems don't arise until later that may affect your home or your health," said Federal Coordinating Officer Doug Mayne, FEMA's top official in Kentucky for the July flooding disaster recovery.
August 2, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- For many Kentuckians recovering from the July storms, flooding and mudslides, completing a disaster loan application is an essential step. Funds to repair or replace flood-damaged real estate and personal property (including automobiles) may come in the form of low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 31, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Marrowbone and Pikeville will be open Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. beginning this weekend. Pike County residents who suffered damages or loss as a result of the mid-July storms, flooding and mudslides can get information about federal and state disaster assistance at the centers operated by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Incident period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 23, 2010