LEXINGTON, KY— As time passes after a disaster event, the needs of disaster survivors change. To meet these changing needs, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the Warren County disaster assistance office in Bowling Green will become a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC).
Also, the disaster assistance offices in Clark, Garrard, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties are scheduled for closure.
The Warren County office at Henry F. Moss Middle School, 2565 Russellville Road in Bowling Green will cease operating as a disaster assistance office at the close of business Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. and will open Monday, June 21, at 9 a.m. at the same location as a DLOC. The Warren County DLOC will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.
SBA low-interest disaster loans are the primary source of funds for repairing and rebuilding disaster-damaged private property. So far, the SBA has approved more than $3.6 million in low-interest disaster loans to Kentucky residents and businesses affected by the severe weather of early May.
SBA representatives are available at most disaster assistance offices, and at all DLOCs to explain the application process, help individuals complete loan applications, and answer related questions. Applicants who receive SBA loan applications must complete them to be considered for FEMA grants that cover personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses. No one is obligated to accept a loan.
Anyone seeking information about low-interest disaster loans may call the SBA Customer Service Center toll-free at 800-659-2955 for assistance, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time. Information on SBA programs can also be found at the SBA website, www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for registering for disaster assistance and for applying for SBA disaster loans is July 12. Disaster survivors who haven’t registered for assistance or those with questions are encouraged to call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585, or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Telephone lines are staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT until further notice. Help is available in almost any language.
Residents are not required to live in the county where the offices are located. They can go to any disaster office location. Disaster assistance offices are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; they are closed Sundays.
A summary of disaster assistance offices throughout Kentucky follows. Recent changes are in bold.
|County||Location||Opening Date||Closing /or Transition Date|
|Adair||Adair County Annex
424 Public Square
Columbia, KY 42728
|Wednesday, May 26||Friday, June 18|
|Barren||County Agricultural Ext. Bldg.
1463 West Main Street
Glasgow, KY 42141
|Monday, June 14||Saturday, June 19|
|Carter||Olive Hill Historical Society (the old high school)
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
|Monday, May 24||Open until further notice.|
|Clark||Clark Middle School Art Room, Main Floor 1 |