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 14, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Laurel County to help survivors with property damage and other hardships caused by the recent tornadoes. Hours for the recovery center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., through this Sunday, then Monday through Saturday thereafter. The center is located at: CD Ward Masonic Lodge201 School StreetEast Bernstadt, Ky 40729 Recovery centers are also at the following locations:
March 14, 2012
News Release
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentuckians in the 21 counties who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather that occurred Feb. 29 – March 3, 2012, may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA). The counties in which DUA is currently available are: Bath, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Grayson, Kenton, Johnson, LaRue, Lawrence, Laurel, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Rowan, Russell, Trimble and Wolfe. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2012.
March 12, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA – Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are currently contacting disaster applicants in Kentucky counties whose primary home sustained damage from the recent devastating tornadoes and storms. Federal assistance to individuals and households may include grants to help pay for rental housing, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses.
March 11, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center will open in Frenchburg at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11, to help survivors with property damage and other setbacks from the recent tornadoes. Hours for the center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. The center will be closed Sundays after March 18. The center is located at:Menifee County Fire Station 144 McCausey Ridge RoadFrenchburg, KY 40322??????????????
March 11, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga.? -- A disaster recovery center will open in Paintsville at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11, to help survivors with property damage and other setbacks from the recent tornadoes. Hours for the center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. The center will be closed Sundays after March 18. The center is located at:Paintsville Recreation Center232 Preston St.Paintsville, KY 41240
March 10, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Survivors of the recent Kentucky tornadoes who suffered damage should register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even if they have insurance or aren’t sure they’re eligible for help. Federal disaster assistance may provide for losses not covered by insurance. Grants may be available to help pay for rental assistance and emergency home repairs. Reimbursement for other serious disaster-related expenses may include medical, dental, funeral or burial costs.

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