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April 12, 2012
Disaster Federal Register Notice
April 10, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- While there was nothing Kentuckians could do to stop the storms that started Feb. 29 and triggered devastating tornadoes across the Commonwealth, there is plenty those with losses can do – with the help of state and federal disaster assistance – to speed recovery: Register and File:File your insurance claim and register for state and federal disaster aid; help is only a phone call away.
April 9, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The restoration of businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding Feb. 29-March 3 is essential to the Commonwealth’s recovery. “History has proven the sooner local businesses recover following a disaster, the faster the community begins recovering,” said John Heltzel, director of Kentucky Emergency Management. “Which is why having an emergency, or disaster, operations plan is crucial.”
April 6, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. — More than $14 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for Kentucky survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29 through March 3.
April 5, 2012
Commonwealth-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers In West Liberty, Hazel Green Closing; SBA Center To Open In West Liberty
FRANKFORT, Ky. --The Commonwealth of Kentucky and The Federal Emergency Management Agency announce the closure of the Disaster Recovery Centers for Morgan County in West Liberty and Hazel Green for Wolfe County on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. The recovery center in West Liberty will re-open as an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in the same location at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 12, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
April 5, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to states, local governments and certain private nonprofits to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters. Mitigation was approved as part of the presidential disaster declaration of March 6. All the counties in the Commonwealth are eligible for the program. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is funded by FEMA and administered by the Commonwealth.
April 3, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FEMA grants are helping thousands of Kentucky families recover from the recent tornadoes, but you may have neighbors, friends or family members who have not registered for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Your neighbors or friends may have misunderstandings about registration that may have kept them from getting all the recovery help they need.
April 2, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster recovery officials urge recipients of federal grants to use the money wisely and to keep receipts and other documentation for at least three years as proof the funds were spent as intended. Upon releasing the funds by direct deposit or check, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent every recipient a letter providing important information about the grant and outlining how the money can be spent.
March 31, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Because field observations have determined that four Kentucky counties suffered the most extensive damage from the Feb. 29 and March 2 tornadoes, the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management is offering additional grant dollars for cleanup activities.
March 30, 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation specialists will be offering free information and answering questions about home rebuilding for survivors of the recent tornadoes and storms throughout counties designated for federal disaster assistance. The FEMA teams will be at building supply stores April 3 through April 6 in Lawrence and Martin Counties.