LEXINGTON, Ky. -- More than $30 million now is in the hands of Kentuckians affected by May's severe storms and flooding.
Two months after President Obama declared Kentucky eligible for federal disaster assistance:
- 7,282 individuals have registered for FEMA assistance.
- Of the $30.0 million in federal assistance, Kentuckians have received more than $16.8 million in housing assistance (e.g. rental assistance, home repair assistance), and nearly $ 2.9 million in other needs (e.g. personal property loss, medical costs, and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance).
- 6,212 home inspections have been completed.
- 2,881 people visited one of the 23 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened in the Commonwealth, where individuals could talk with disaster recovery specialists.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans to homeowners, renters and businesses.
Applicants with questions should call the Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT
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.