Kentuckians Receive $30 Million In Disaster Help

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Release date: 
July 22, 2010
Release Number: 
1912-054

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

Additional information about this disaster is available at www.fema.gov and www.kyem.ky.gov/currentdisasters.

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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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