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October 17, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Kentuckians who sustained damage from the June 19-23 storms have only two more weeks to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Two weeks may sound like plenty of time, but October 31 will be here before you know it,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer W. M. Moore. “If you had damage and haven’t registered yet, please do so before it’s too late.”
October 4, 2011
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga -- One month after the Sept. 1 disaster declaration for Bell, Knox and Perry counties, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency remain focused on the recovery mission following June’s storms. The following is a snapshot of the disaster assistance to date:
September 22, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- With disaster funds flowing to eligible homeowners and businesses in Bell, Knox and Perry counties, officials from the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency advise survivors to use care when hiring contractors.
September 21, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- According to the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, one of the main reasons survivors do not register for disaster assistance is because they think it affects other benefits they receive. "If you receive FEMA and Commonwealth disaster assistance, it does not affect your Social Security benefits," said John Heltzel, director of Kentucky Emergency Management and commonwealth coordinating officer for Kentucky. "As well, the assistance is not taxable."
September 20, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Some homeowners and renters in Bell, Knox and Perry County who register with FEMA will receive an application in the mail from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 20, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the disaster recovery center in Bell County will close on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. CST.
September 20, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. --- The Kentucky Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the disaster recovery center in Knox County will close at 7 p.m. CST on Sept. 28.
September 16, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The FEMA Disaster recovery center for Perry County, located at the Perry County Senior Center, 354 Perry Park Road, will close for good at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Survivors can continue to get assistance with registering and other disaster-related questions:
September 16, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More than $1.4 million in disaster grants and loans for eligible individuals in three Kentucky counties has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM). Bell, Knox and Perry counties received a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance on Sept. 1 to help Kentuckians affected by June's storms.
September 15, 2011
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians in Bell, Knox and Perry County who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will receive a letter after they apply for disaster assistance. The letter explains the current status of an individual's disaster assistance application. "We want to remind disaster survivors to carefully read the entire letter, because FEMA may need additional information," said John Heltzel, director of Kentucky Emergency Management and commonwealth coordinating officer for Kentucky.

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