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Disaster Assistance Office Opens In Fayette County, Some Close

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Release date: 
June 21, 2010
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LEXINGTON, KY -- Now that Fayette County has been included in the disaster declaration for the early May severe storms, flooding, mudslides and tornadoes, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a disaster assistance office at 2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, in the Centenary United Methodist Church.

The Lexington office will be open from Wednesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, June 30 at
6 p.m.

Disaster assistance offices are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; they are closed Sundays. 

At disaster assistance offices, specialists from FEMA Individual Assistance, FEMA Mitigation, and the Commonwealth can check individuals’ cases, answer questions about claims, or review information needed to process their claims.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives at the disaster centers can 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.

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 Telephone lines are staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT until further notice. Help is available in almost any language.

Several Kentucky disaster assistance offices will soon close. 

Closing 6.p.m, Tuesday, June 22:

  • Clark County office in Winchester.
  • Rockcastle County office in Mt. Vernon.
  • Pulaski County office in Somerset.

Closing 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 23:

  • Garrard County office in Lancaster.

Residents are not required to live in the county where disaster offices are located. They can go to any disaster office location.

A summary of disaster assistance offices throughout Kentucky follows. Recent changes are in bold.

County Location Opening
Closing /or Transition Date
Carter Olive Hill Historical Society
(the old high school)
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
May 24
Open until
further notice
Clark Clark Middle School
Art Room, Main Floor
1 Educational Plaza
Winchester, KY  40391
June 11
June 22
Fayette Centenary United Methodist Church
2800 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY 40502
June 23
June 30
Garrard Garrard County Fire Dept.
208 Industry Road
Lancaster, KY 40444
June 18
June 23
Madison County Emergency Management
Joint Information Center
558 South Keeneland Drive
Richmond, KY  40475
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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