LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties who suffered losses as a result of the July storms and flooding have two weeks left to apply for disaster help.
Sept. 21 is the deadline to register for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance or to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan.
"While more than 2,400 people have registered so far, we want to make sure Kentuckians affected by the disaster call FEMA or go online to begin the process before it’s too late," Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Director John W. Heltzel said.
The FEMA toll-free registration number is 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Registration is also possible online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
"Keep in touch with FEMA if you move or have any questions about your registration for disaster assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free number and pressing the Helpline option," Federal Coordinating Officer Terry L. Quarles said.
To date, more than $14 million has been approved in federal disaster grants and loans for Kentuckians affected by the July storms.
Financial assistance approved for affected residents in the six designated counties includes:
- Nearly $8.5 million in Housing Assistance grants from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program for temporary housing and home repairs.
- Nearly $800,000 in Other Needs Assistance, a joint state-federal program that helps homeowners and renters replace personal property and to help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.
- More than $4.7 million in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans. These loans are available to homeowners and renters as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.
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.