Kentucky Disaster Recovery Update May 3

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May 3, 2002
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London, KY --

  • 2,513 residents in 30 Kentucky counties have registered for disaster assistance since President Bush declared the March 17-21 flooding a major disaster.

  • Disaster housing checks totaling $3,345,326 have been issued to assist with temporary housing and minor home repairs. Federal Emergency Management Agent (FEMA) inspectors have completed 2,163 inspections.

  • 972 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 1,365 requests for Individual and Family Grant (IFG) assistance and approved $2,249,821. 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 $3.4 million in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.

  • Sixty-four Kentucky government agencies and eight 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.

  • 2,328 persons have called the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 for information and answers to questions about their applications.

  • 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, May 2, and reflect approved claims. Not all applicants are eligible for Disaster Housing assistance.

County Total Applicants Approved Disaster
Housing Funds
Bath 54 $94,766
Bell 252 $347,153
Bourbon 1 $845
Boyd 175 $279,322
Carter 298 $472,463
Clay 27 $32,908
Elliott 18 $30,086
Fleming 7 $4,845
Floyd 28 $29,343
Greenup 102 $194,988
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