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

May 30, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will continue their outreach efforts to those affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Kentucky. Beginning June 1, Community Education and Outreach teams from FEMA will be offering advice to Paducah area homeowners, renters and business owners on clean-up and rebuilding procedures following the recent flooding.
May 30, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. ?-- The Disaster Recovery Centers in Jefferson and Hardin counties will close permanently on Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m., officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
May 27, 2011
News Release
Frankfort, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Union and Webster counties Tuesday, May 31 at 1 p.m. to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Representatives from U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
May 27, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. ?-- Homeowners, renters and business owners in six additional Kentucky counties are now eligible for federal assistance to help recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the Commonweath from April 22 to May 20. The counties designated today for assistance are Ballard, Daviess, Henderson, Lawrence, McLean and Pike. These six counties join 11 other Kentucky counties where residents who suffered damages should register with FEMA to start the federal disaster aid process.
May 25, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Have you called FEMA? Officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies and volunteer organizations are actively working to help disaster survivors recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 22 to May 20. But FEMA can’t help you if you don’t register with them first.
May 24, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Beginning May 25, Community Education and Outreach teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be offering advice to Paducah area homeowners, renters and business owners on clean-up and rebuilding procedures following the recent flooding. The outreach teams will suggest mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the long term risk to human life and property from hazards such as flooding and high winds.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1976-DR (PDF 19KB)
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