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March 30, 2012
News Release
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.
March 30, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Federal disaster responders have approved more than $10.1 million for survivors of the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29-March 2, 2012. “The swift and full support from our local and federal emergency response partners has helped thousands of our families begin a successful recovery from these storms and tornadoes,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “As we move into long-term recovery efforts, we will continue to make sure our communities and families have the resources they need to rebuild their homes and their lives.”
March 29, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FEMA announces that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Kenton and Pendleton counties will close Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. but disaster assistance will be only a toll-free phone call away. If you have questions after the Kenton and Pendleton County recovery centers close or have not registered for assistance, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Assistance is available in many languages. Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability may use TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 800-621-3362.
March 29, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FEMA announces that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Johnson, Lawrence and Martin counties will close Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m., but disaster assistance will be only a toll-free phone call away.
March 29, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is issuing guidelines to Kentuckians in storm-stricken counties for the safe handling of building debris which may contain asbestos.  All debris from damaged buildings should be kept thoroughly wetted until final disposal to prevent the potential release of asbestos particles.  Such debris should never be burned and must be properly disposed of in an approved landfill.
March 28, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FEMA announces that the Disaster Recovery Center in Menifee County will close Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6 p.m. but disaster assistance will be only a toll-free phone call away. If you have questions after the Menifee County recovery center closes or have not registered for assistance, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Assistance is available in many languages. Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability may use TTY 800 - 462-7585.
March 28, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Stress can surface in many forms and often appears weeks or months after a traumatic event, mental health experts say. Stress reactions to a disaster may include anger, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity and/or increased alcohol or drug use. People of all ages may exhibit these symptoms but children and older adults are of special concern in the aftermath of disasters.
March 28, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In order to help feed displaced animals following the Kentucky tornadoes, Kentucky Emergency Management’s Private Sector facilitated an arrangement between the Kentucky Department of Public Health, No Kill Louisville and United Parcel Service to deliver 35,000 pounds of pet food to two locations in the hard hit eastern Kentucky counties. Twenty pallets of pet food were delivered to Paintsville and 10 pallets to London.
March 28, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Commonwealth residents can help better protect themselves and their loved ones from tornadoes and storms by having weather radios in their home. Weather radios broadcast warnings whenever potentially life-threatening weather events are occurring or imminent. The National Weather Service broadcasts these warnings 24 hours a day.
March 27, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FEMA announces that the Disaster Recovery Center in Laurel County will close Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6 p.m. but disaster assistance will be only a toll-free phone call away. If you have questions after the Laurel County recovery center closes or have not registered for assistance, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Assistance is available in many languages. Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability may use TTY 800 - 462-7585.

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