LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nineteen (19) additional counties have been designated for Individual Assistance and seventeen (17) for all categories of Public Assistance as part of Kentucky's federal disaster declaration, according to officials from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 61 with today's addition of Bourbon, Butler, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Estill, Hardin, Hopkins, Larue, Lee, Livingston, Ohio, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, and Wolfe counties.
Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Also low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Today's announcement also makes federal funding available to Commonwealth and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that began May 1, in the counties of Bracken, Carroll, Crittenden, Franklin, Gallatin, Harrison, Lee, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McLean, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, Trigg, Union, and Wolfe counties. This brings the total number of counties designated for Public Assistance to 72.
Under this cost-share program, FEMA usually funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work by Commonwealth and local governments and certain private non-profit organizations. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the Commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
Disaster survivors with damage, large or small, are urged to register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for hearing or speech disabilities. The telephone lines are staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT until further notice. Help is available in almost all languages. An application may be completed online at www.disasterassitance.gov.
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.
Additional counties may be designated for federal disaster assistance at a later date if requested by the Commonwealth and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
Counties currently designated for Individual Assistance: Bourbon, Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Boyd, Boyle, Butler, Carter, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Hopkins, Jackson, Jessasmine, Larue, Lee, Leslie, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Menifee, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Owen, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wolfe, and Woodford.
Counties currently designated for Public Assistance: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Boyd, Boyle, Braken , Breckinridge, Butler, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Harrison, Hart, Henderson, Hopkins, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Larue, Lee, Leslie, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Ohio, Owen, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Simpson, Ta...