FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening Saturday, May 15, in Rowan County to assist those affected by severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that started on May 1, 2010. The DRC is located at:
Rowan County Rescue Squad building
1350 Divide Hill Rd.
Morehead, KY 40351
The center will open Saturday at 8 a.m., and hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT seven days a week, thereafter. Disaster officials ask that before visiting the center, people first register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585 for those with speech and hearing disabilities. Help in all languages is available.
Staff at the recovery center can check individuals’ cases, answer questions about claims, or review information needed to process their claim. Recovery specialists from FEMA Individual Assistance, FEMA Mitigation, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Commonwealth also can supply contacts for other programs that may be able to help.
SBA representatives will be at the disaster center to answer any questions about the SBA low-interest disaster loan program for homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. These loans are to repair or replace real estate and/or personal property damaged by the storms and flooding.
Representatives will help complete and accept SBA disaster loan applications. Anyone not able to go to a DRC should call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday or Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., toll-free at 800-659-2955 for information and assistance, or visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, 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 assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.