London, KY -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Rescue Squad Building in Morehead is scheduled to close on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. Until then the center will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to offer help to homeowners, renters and businesses in Kentucky who may be eligible for state and federal assistance under a presidential declaration.
"The Disaster Recovery Centers provide an opportunity to learn more about federal and state assistance programs and to check on the status of an application," said State Coordinating Officer Cash Centers. "Those who have not registered may still register for assistance by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing-or-speech impaired," he said.
Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for flood-damaged residential, business and agricultural property. Disaster unemployment assistance, tax assistance and other special services are also available to eligible persons affected by the disaster.
"People who have registered for assistance can call the toll-free FEMA Helpline 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 to find out the status of their application, receive answers to their questions or find out about assistance programs," Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch said.