Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding (DR-1976)

Incident period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 24, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Tired of getting beat up by Mother Nature’s powerful floods? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has some valuable advice for people to protect their homes and business from future flood damage. Display boxes stocked with FEMA mitigation publications will be set up near the entrances to nine home improvement stores in eight counties throughout the Commonwealth. The information is free and provides some proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future floods and severe storms.
June 24, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than one month after being designated for Individual Assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have approved more than $7.6 million in assistance to Kentucky residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 12 to May 20. Approved funds help residents repair their damaged homes, replace uninsured personal property and find temporary housing following the disaster.
June 21, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Floyd County are now eligible for federal assistance to help recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the Commonwealth from April 12 to May 20. Floyd joins 21 other Kentucky counties where residents who sustained damages should register with FEMA to start the federal disaster aid process.
June 20, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and floods that struck the Commonwealth between April 12 and May 20 have less than one month to register for disaster assistance. FEMA Registration Deadline:July 18, 2011. Storm survivors in 21 designated Commonwealth counties must register with FEMA in order to obtain federal disaster grants and low-interest loans. Registration is the first step in that process and keeps open the possibility of a wide range of assistance.
June 17, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than one month after being designated for Individual Assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have approved more than $7 million in assistance to Kentucky residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 22 to May 20. Approved funds may be used to assist residents as they repair their damaged homes, replace uninsured personal property and find temporary housing following the disaster.
June 16, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Some Kentucky disaster survivors may be wondering if accepting Commonwealth and federal disaster assistance grants will cause them to lose Social Security benefits, pay additional income taxes, or change their eligibility for income-based benefit programs. The answer is no.

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