LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Residents in Carter and Lewis counties who suffered damages during the July severe storms and flooding will be able to get one-on-one information about federal and state disaster assistance programs at Disaster Recovery Centers next week.
The centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 14, at the following locations:
Olive Hill Historical Society
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Lewis County Volunteer Fire Department
298 Lions Lane
Vanceburg, KY 41179
The centers are staffed by Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Individuals are encouraged to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585.
Disaster recovery specialists at the centers can check an individual's application status, answer questions, or review information needed to process their application. Recovery specialists also can supply contacts for other state, federal and voluntary agency programs that may be able to help.
SBA representatives will be there to answer any questions about the SBA's low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. SBA representatives are available to assist with completing and submitting disaster loan applications.
FEMA mitigation specialists are also at the centers with information on flood insurance and how to rebuild safer and stronger after a flood.
Local emergency managers also have information for people with unmet needs. A list of all county emergency managers 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.