Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4057)

Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 3, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 6, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 24, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- While most people registering for help have genuine needs, the rush to get millions in disaster assistance to those affected by disasters such as the Feb. 29 - March 3 storms and tornadoes, sadly presents opportunities to defraud taxpayers. Most cases in which possible fraud is detected are not deliberate attempts to defraud the federal government. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends applicants receiving grant money keep receipts to show how funds were used.
April 23, 2012
News Release
Frankfort, Ky. -- Some survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Kentucky Feb. 29 through March 3 may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information.   With the deadline to register for federal assistance less than two weeks away on May 7, it’s important that all survivors who suffered damage in the disaster register as soon as possible.   Here are some examples of misconceptions and misinformation.
April 20, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Survivors of the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb. 29 through March 3 have only two weeks remaining to register with The Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal disaster assistance. The final day to register is May 7. Disaster officials urge everyone who suffered damage or losses from the storms to register for assistance with FEMA, including those who may have had insurance to cover some of their losses. Insurance may not cover all losses.
April 20, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Total federal disaster assistance approved for Kentucky survivors of the tornadoes and damaging storms of Feb. 29 - March 3 now stands at more than $18.6 million.   To date:
April 18, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky residents who applied for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a result of the Feb. 29 - March 3 tornadoes have received or will receive letters about the progress of their application, what to do next or how they should spend grant money. When an applicant for disaster assistance receives a letter from FEMA it is very important the letter be read carefully.
April 17, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Children can be particularly vulnerable to the stressful effects of a disaster. Mental health professionals agree children may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses, the upheaval of family life and the disruption of familiar surroundings and routines. Children bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, but it is important to be aware of your child's reaction to stress and anxiety and to seek additional help if necessary. Children's caregivers should be alert to signs of trouble and how to handle them.

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