LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials today announced the addition of three Kentucky counties to the disaster declaration for July severe storms, flooding and mudslides.
“These hard-hit counties need all the assistance they can get,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I appreciate FEMA working quickly to see that their needs are met, and my administration will continue to work with folks on the ground to help all Kentuckians impacted.”
Residents in Carter and Lewis counties can now register for Individual Assistance, which can include grants for homeowners and renters to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to homeowners, renters, nonprofit organizations and businesses of all sizes.
Local governments in Carter, Elliott and Lewis counties are now eligible to apply for funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to pay for emergency measures, debris removal and to repair and replace infrastructure damaged by the storms.
Five Kentucky counties are now eligible for some type of federal disaster assistance from FEMA
for July flooding: Carter, Lewis and Pike for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance; Elliott
and Shelby for Public Assistance only. Additional counties may be added as damage assessments
“Homeowners and renters in Carter, Lewis and Pike counties should register with FEMA as soon as possible,” Federal Coordinating Officer Doug Mayne said.
Register by going online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585.
Additional information, photos and links for this and other open disasters can be found at www.kyem.ky.gov
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.