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 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 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 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.
March 26, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- If you are one of the over 4,000 Kentuckians who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA, you may have a family member, a neighbor or just know someone who has not applied for help. Getting assistance to everyone in the Commonwealth who is eligible is the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kentucky Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration officials have begun a “Tell Your Neighbor” campaign.

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