LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Carter and Lewis counties will continue to operate through Thursday, Aug. 19. These centers had been scheduled to close on Saturday.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and closed Sunday, 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 with representatives from the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
“We are working with FEMA to ensure residents of Carter and Lewis counties have all the information they need to apply for disaster assistance. One way to achieve this is to keep these centers open for a few more days,” said KYEM Director John W. Heltzel.
Individuals can 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 an application. Recovery specialists also can supply contacts for other state, federal and voluntary agency programs that may be able to help.
SBA representatives can answer questions about low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters, businesses and private non-profit organizations of all sizes. Homeowners and renters who receive SBA loan applications are encouraged to complete and return them to be considered for some types of FEMA assistance.
FEMA mitigation specialists are also at the centers with information about 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.