LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky's Division of Emergency Management said that all Disaster Recovery Centers that had been open in the commonwealth of Kentucky are closed due to inclement weather. This includes the location in Monroe County which was scheduled to be open Saturday,??? March 8.
None of the centers will be reopening at previous locations but anyone in the affected counties seeking services can go to one of the other Disaster Recovery Centers at their new locations, weather permitting,??opening on Monday, March 10.
Although the centers are closed, Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Bolch said anyone in the affected counties who needs assistance is still able to apply or follow up on their applications by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 or by going online at www.fema.gov.
When centers reopen, representatives of various state and federal agencies, including representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information. Those affected by the early February storms and tornadoes may receive assistance at any Disaster Recovery Center in the commonwealth of Kentucky.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.