FRANKFORT, Ky. -- There is just one week remaining for Kentuckians 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.
FEMA and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management officials encourage any person or business owner who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or inventory between April 12 and May 20 who have not registered to do so quickly.
"Time is running out," said FEMA Coordinating Officer Steve Ward.
FEMA disaster assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, replacement of personal property and essential household items, clothing and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Registration also is necessary to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration low interest disaster loans to cover losses not covered by insurance.
Storm survivors in 22 designated Commonwealth counties must register with FEMA as the first step toward possibly qualifying for federal disaster grants and low-interest loans.
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 or through smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Information about the SBA and the disaster loan application is available by calling 800-659-2955 or visiting SBA online at www.SBA.gov.
The July 18 registration deadline is for Ballard, Boyd, Carlisle, Carroll, Crittenden, Daviess, Floyd, Fulton, Graves, Hardin, Henderson, Hickman, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marshall, McLean, McCracken, Livingston, Pike, Union and Webster counties.
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.