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

July 30, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today disaster assistance is expanding to Shelby County to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides. “We have been working with state and local officials on damage assessments and, after further review, Shelby County is now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance,” Federal Coordinating Officer Doug Mayne said.
July 30, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists are offering Kentuckians free advice on making their homes more disaster-resistant. Beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31, FEMA specialists will be opening and staffing an informational display in Pike County at: Lowe's183 Cassady Blvd.Pikeville, KY 41501 The display will be open until 7 p.m. Saturday. After that, hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and      7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Aug. 14.
July 29, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have begun contacting Pike County residents who have applied for federal disaster assistance following the mid-July storms and flooding. "These inspectors are setting up appointments to meet residents at flood-damaged properties, so it is important you give FEMA a current telephone number," Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director John Heltzel said. "We know many residents have been living in temporary locations and it’s crucial that they have a way to contact you."
July 28, 2010
News Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- When President Obama declared a disaster after the mid-July severe storms, flooding and mudslides, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) began working together to help people in the Commonwealth recover. Pike County residents, who had help from volunteer organizations and local emergency management, now can apply for federal assistance. “Our first priority is making sure people have a safe place to stay and apply to FEMA for disaster assistance,” KYEM Director John Heltzel said. 
July 28, 2010
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- People in Pike County, Ky., are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Commonwealth and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as they recover from severe storms, flooding, and mudslides that struck Kentucky beginning July 17. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration on July 23 that made Pike County eligible for federal disaster assistance.
July 23, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Kentucky. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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