Atlanta, GA -- Residents and business owners in Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry, and Pike, counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding in Eastern Kentucky have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance.
October 15 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property. To date, 1338 individuals in the five presidentially declared counties have applied for some form of assistance.
"We want people to understand that this is merely an application deadline," said Michael Bolch, federal coordinating officer. "For individuals who have already applied, their cases will continue to be processed, it's just that we won't be accepting any new applications."
Federal and state disaster recovery officials urge those who have not done so to apply as soon as possible by calling the toll-free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may call the TTY registration number at 1-800-462-7585.