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 21, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Los sobrevivientes de las tormentas en los 21 condados de Kentucky designados para recibir Asistencia Individual de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) luego de las severas tormentas, tornados, vientos en línea recta e inundaciones que ocurrieron entre el 29 de febrero y el 3 de marzo recibirán algunos beneficios fiscales federales y del estado.
March 20, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation specialists will be offering free information and answering questions about rebuilding for survivors of the recent tornadoes and storms throughout the counties designated for federal disaster assistance. The FEMA teams will be at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in Campbell, Johnson and Laurel counties, at Brown Home Center in Menifee County and at Beaver Dam Building Supply in Ohio County. The teams will be at the stores Wednesday, March 21 through Tuesday, March 27 at most locations. 
March 19, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky has been amended to include federal disaster aid known as Public Assistance for seven counties. Counties declared for Public Assistance are Grant, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee and Morgan.
March 19, 2012
News Release
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. - Tears well in the corners of Anna Roller’s eyes as she watches Mennonite volunteers clear debris from her once heavily-wooded property. Anna Roller considers herself lucky. The tornados and storms that destroyed most of the business district and many homes in this tiny Kentucky town damaged or destroyed over 2800 homes across the Commonwealth. The storms left the Rollers’ house mostly intact but crushed their garage and turned a hardwood-studded hillside into a pile of kindling.
March 18, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Martin 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. The center is open Sunday, March 18, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.? Beginning Monday, March 19, hours for the recovery center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center is located at:
March 17, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentuckians who are survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Feb. 29 through March 3 should apply now for federal assistance, even if their damaged property is insured.


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