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 16, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Just as every home should have a smoke alarm, every home should have an emergency supply kit packed and ready. Being prepared doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
April 13, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- "Stay in touch with FEMA" is the message federal and state officials here are stressing to Kentuckians affected by the recent tornadoes. Applicants need to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and update their contact information as it changes. “Unfortunately, if we can’t find you, we can’t provide the assistance you need,” said Libby Turner, FEMA federal coordinating officer for the Kentucky recovery effort.
April 13, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flood of Feb. 29 through March 3 have only three weeks before the May 7 deadline to register with The Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine eligibility for federal disaster assistance. Disaster officials urge everyone who suffered damage or losses from the storms to register for assistance, and this includes those who may have had insurance to cover some of their losses. Insurance may not cover all losses. There are three quick and simple methods to register with FEMA:
April 13, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Bath and Adair counties for participation in FEMA’s Public Assistance program, making them eligible to obtain assistance for infrastructure restoration and reimbursement of funds for emergency actions taken during the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29 through March 3. This brings the total number of counties eligible for federal disaster assistance to 23.
April 10, 2012
News Release
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
News Release
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.”

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