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

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. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Wolfe County to help survivors with property damage and other hardships caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29 through March 3. Hours for the recovery center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The center is located at: Hazel Green Fire Department295 Highway 1010Hazel Green, KY 41332
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 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 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.

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