If You Haven't Registered With FEMA, Do It Now!

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Release date: 
August 24, 2010
Release Number: 
1925-028

LEXINGTON, Ky. – If you suffered damage related to the July severe storms in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties and have not registered for assistance from FEMA, you have less than one month to register.

The registration deadline is Sept. 21, 2010.

“Registration keeps open the possibility of a wide range of assistance,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Terry L. Quarles. “If your insurance coverage comes up short, you need to be registered for us
to help.”

Registration can be made online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585.

Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property by homeowners and renters, or damage to businesses, should also be submitted by the Sept. 21 deadline.
“There is no need to delay registering because you’re waiting for an insurance settlement – registration does not obligate you to accept federal aid or an SBA loan,” said Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director John W. Heltzel.

SBA and FEMA representatives are located in Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Carter and Madison counties to help with loan applications and to provide FEMA registration assistance through Thursday, Sept. 2:

Berea City Hall
212 Chestnut St.
Berea, KY 40403
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Olive Hill Historical Society
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Disaster Recovery Centers in Pike County remain open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice:

Marrowbone (Elkhorn City)
Riverside Apostolic Church
10519 Regina Belcher Highway
Marrowbone, KY 41522

Pikeville
Community Funeral Home
4902 Zebulon Highway
Pikeville, KY 41501

Applicants who have questions about the disaster assistance programs or questions about the status of their previously filed applications can also call the toll-free FEMA number and press the
Helpline option.

Additional information on low-interest SBA loan applications is available by calling the SBA helpline
at 1-800-359-2227 or visiting the SBA online at www.SBA.gov/disaster.

Additional information, photos and links for this and other open disasters can be found at www.kyem.ky.gov and www.fema.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.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan.

However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to the SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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