FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A community meeting will be held in Vanceburg Sunday, March 12, to explain disaster relief programs to people who sustained losses in the February flooding in Kentucky. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the Lions Club Building, 1022 Fairlane Drive.
W.R. Padgett, director of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, said representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other agencies will be present to explain disaster programs and answer any questions about disaster assistance and how to get it.
"Some people do not have a clear understanding of what is available and the steps they should take," said Padgett. "This will give them a chance to hear directly from disaster recovery specialists and get answers to the most fequently asked questions."
Applicants also may call the state/federal helpline 1-800-525-0321 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) to get details of disaster assistance and check on the status of their applications. Flood victims who haven't registered should call 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
A disaster recovery center staffed by disaster relief specialists will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, through Wednesday, March 15, in the Vanceburg Lions Club building.