Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4008)
Incident period: June 19, 2011 to June 23, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 25, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 17, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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.