LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Emergency Management have disbursed more than $4 million through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program.
The funds include individual assistance grants for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related needs such as medical and dental costs and personal property losses.
Individuals can register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov anytime or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are staffed seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice. Help in all languages is available. Before applying for an SBA loan, you must register with FEMA.
Recovery services summary at close of business, May 20, 2010:
- Nearly $3.5 million disbursed for temporary housing and home repairs;
- More than $634,000 in Other Needs Assistance disbursed for personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance;
- 888 home inspections have been completed;
- 416 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers located in Rowan, Lincoln and Woodford Counties.
- 1,986 individuals have called FEMA’s registration number;
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments
If you or someone you know suffered loss, or damage, from this latest disaster you are encouraged to document the damage, save any repair receipts and notify your local emergency director.
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.