Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3231)
Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 10, 2005
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 30, 2005
ATLANTA , Ga. -- Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita who evacuated to Kentucky have received more than $5.4 million for relief aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA assistance for the almost 2,500 displaced persons remaining in Kentucky includes funds for food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, funeral expenses and other emergency needs. In addition, FEMA provides financial or direct assistance for housing to those persons who are eligible.
September 10, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- President George W. Bush has declared a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered Federal aid to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts to help people evacuated from their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. Assistance is available to state and eligible local governments for emergency protective measures that are undertaken to save lives and protect public health and safety. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent federal funding.