Richmond, KY -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to help Kentucky residents affected by the May 4-27 severe storms and flooding, as a total of $1,106,170 in federal grants and loans has been approved for local residents, through Thursday, June 12, 2003.
Recovery assistance is available to individuals in 35 counties as part of a Presidential disaster declaration. The counties are: Anderson, Boyd, Breckinridge, Boyle, Bullitt, Caldwell, Carter, Crittenden, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Garrard, Grayson, Greenup, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Larue, Lewis, Lawrence, Madison, Mason, McLean, Meade, Mercer, Nelson, Perry, Rowan, Union, Washington, Webster and Woodford.
Recovery services summary through Wednesday, June 11, 2003
- 571 individuals have called the toll-free number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) to register for assistance.
- 335 property inspections have been completed.
- $593,015 in disaster housing assistance has been approved for 230 households.
- $406,855 in grants has been approved for home repairs and replacement of essential household items to make damaged dwellings safe, sanitary and functional.
- $106,300 in low-interest disaster loans have been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For information on any of these programs please call the FEMA toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA, or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.