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One Week Left To Apply For Disaster Assistance

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Release date: 
October 5, 2009
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - If you haven't applied for disaster assistance, time is running out for those affected by the storms and flooding on Aug. 4 in Jefferson County.


?The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Oct. 13 - just a week away.

Call now:

To apply for help, call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free FEMA number also serves as a helpline for those who have already registered and want to track the progress of their application. FEMA's TTY line for those with hearing or speech impairments is 800-462-7585.

Both numbers are operational from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.


You can also register online at

Almost 12,000 people have applied for help following the Aug.4 disaster. Nearly $20 million has been approved to help people and businesses recover.

If you have received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration, you must complete and return it by Oct. 13 to be eligible for some forms of federal assistance.

If you want face-to-face help with your SBA paperwork, two Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Louisville are open. The centers are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and Columbus Day, Oct. 12.

Face-face help:

The Louisville loan outreach centers are located at the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., and the Old Trolley Barn at 1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

Under FEMA's Individuals and Households Program, temporary housing assistance, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for some other forms of ?assistance that cover personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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