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 10, 2012
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.
March 9, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center will open in West Liberty at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 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 is located at:Kentucky Housing Corporation Building1084 Highway 7West Liberty, KY 41472
March 8, 2012
ATLANTA -- Survivors in seven Kentucky counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Feb. 29 through March 3 should apply now for federal assistance. Federal funding is available to affected individuals in Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan and Pendleton counties. Assistance is available in the form of grants for temporary housing, basic home repairs, other serious disaster-related needs and low-interest disaster loans.
March 6, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of February 29 to March 3, 2012. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan, and Pendleton.
March 6, 2012
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Kentucky. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: