LEXINGTON, KY -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), open Monday, May 17, in Woodford and Lincoln Counties.
These centers will assist those affected by the May 1, 2010 severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and tornadoes.
The centers are located at:
Woodford County Disaster Recovery Center:
Fire Station #3
1415 Huntertown Road
Versailles, KY 40383
Lincoln County Disaster Recovery Center:
South Lincoln Community Center
11650 Kentucky Hwy 1247
Waynesburg, KY 40489
Both centers open at 8 a.m. Monday, and will be open daily thereafter from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 centers 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 can also supply contacts for other programs that may be able to help.
SBA representatives will be at the disaster centers to answer 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; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; call toll free at 800-659-2955 for information and assistance; visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance; or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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.