Kentucky Disaster Recovery Update April 26

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April 26, 2002
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London, KY --

  • 2,225 residents in 24 Kentucky counties have registered for disaster assistance since President Bush declared the March 17-21 flooding a major disaster on April 4.

  • Disaster housing checks totaling $2,683,912 have been issued to assist with temporary housing and minor home repairs. Federal Emergency Management Agent (FEMA) inspectors have completed 1,888 inspections.

  • 701 persons have visited the fixed Disaster Recovery Centers or Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers seeking information including questions about their disaster assistance application.

  • Kentucky officials are currently processing 1,295 requests for Individual and Family Grant (IFG) assistance and approved $1,007,527. IFG may be used to cover serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other programs.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $1.6 million in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. The first loan checks were distributed on April 11. SBA staff will continue to be located at the Rescue Squad Building (behind the Carl Perkins Community Center) in Morehead after the joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center closes on April 30. Individual help will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

  • 61 Kentucky government agencies, including six private non-profit entities, have made requests for assistance from the FEMA/Kentucky Public Assistance program that provides funds for the repair of public facilities such as roads, bridges, public buildings and utilities, and for debris removal. Certain private non-profit organizations that operate eligible facilities may qualify for assistance.

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available through the Kentucky Department of Employment Service for those who lost income because of the disaster. The deadline for filing an application is May 15.

  • 1,741 persons have called the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 for information and answers to questions about their applications Page 2

  • Individuals may register for disaster assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585). While most assistance offered under government programs covers basic needs only and will not compensate individuals for their entire loss, disaster recovery programs can give a helping hand on the road to recovery.

Figures listed below are as of close of business Thursday, April 25, and reflect approved claims. Not all applicants are eligible for Disaster Housing assistance.

Bath 50 $87,720
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