June Storms Disaster Assistance Tops $6.5 Million

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Release date: 
August 13, 2003
Release Number: 
1475-18

Frankfort, KY -- More than $6.5 million in disaster assistance has been approved so far to help Kentuckians hit by the severe storms, floods, mud- and rockslides, and tornadoes of June, federal and state officials said.

"Working with our state, local and volunteer partners, we are assisting most of those who suffered losses because of the recent storms. We encourage those who have not yet applied for assistance to do so by calling 1.800.621.FEMA or TTY 1.800.462.7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired," said Scott Wells, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. The deadline to apply for Individual disaster assistance for the June storms (June 14-27) is Tuesday, September 2, 2003.

Under President George W. Bush's July 2 disaster declaration, individuals and business owners in 21 Eastern Kentucky counties can apply for assistance to recover from damage caused by the severe weather.

Disaster data for the June 14-27 storms as of Close of Business August 12:

  • Disaster assistance applications: 3,237.

  • Temporary Rental Assistance/Emergency Repairs (to make damaged homes livable): $3,762,560.

  • Other Necessary Expenses (medical care, transportation, personal property): $1,623,799.

  • Public Assistance (debris removal, emergency services, repair of public buildings, roads, bridges, etc.): 266 project worksheets have been prepared.

  • Mitigation: This disaster declaration will make available funding to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to assist local government to undertake mitigation measures to reduce loss of life and property damage during future storm events.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest, long-term disaster loans (For major repairs and replacement of damaged personal property for renters, homeowners and business owners): $1,200,000 million.

State Coordinating Officer Charlie Winter of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) noted that the money approved for the June storms is in addition to millions of dollars in disaster assistance funds approved for the victims of earlier severe weather that afflicted the state between May 4 and May 27. Those storms triggered a separate presidential disaster declaration June 6 for 37 counties.

Disaster Assistance for the May 4-27 storms, as of Close of Business August 12:

  • Disaster assistance applications: 2,097.

  • Temporary Rental Assistance/Emergency Repairs (to make damaged homes livable): $2,707,156.

  • Other Necessary Expenses (medical care, transportation, personal property): $1,246,067.

  • Public Assistance (debris removal, emergency services, repair of public buildings, roads, bridges, etc.): 312 project worksheets have been prepared.

  • Mitigation: This disaster declaration will make available funding to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to assist local government to undertake mitigation measures to reduce loss of life and property damage during future storm events.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest, long-term disaster loans (For major repairs and replacement of damaged personal property for renters, homeowners and business owners): $3,267,200 million.
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