FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Less than two weeks remain for Kentucky residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and floods that struck the Commonwealth between April 12 and May 20 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
FEMA Registration Deadline:
July 18, 2011.
Storm survivors in 22 designated Commonwealth counties must register with FEMA in order to obtain federal disaster grants and low-interest loans. Registration is the first step in that process and opens the possibility of a wide range of assistance.
To register or to have questions answered about FEMA disaster assistance applications, call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Registration is also available online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Information about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the disaster loan application is available by calling 800-659-2955 or visiting SBA online at www.SBA.gov.
"Time is running out for those people who need disaster aid to register," said FEMA Coordinating Officer Steve Ward. "We don't want people who are eligible for assistance to miss out."
FEMA disaster assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, replacement of essential household items and clothing, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Registration also is necessary to apply for SBA low interest disaster loans to cover losses not covered by insurance.
The July 18 registration deadline is for residents of Ballard, Boyd, Carlisle, Carroll, Crittenden, Daviess, Floyd, Fulton, Graves, Hardin, Henderson, Hickman, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marshall, McLean, McCracken, Livingston, Pike, Union and Webster counties in Kentucky.
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.