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 6, 2012
News Release
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
News Release
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 5, 2012
News Release
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 3, 2012
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.


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