ATLANTA, Ga.? -- A disaster recovery center will open in Paintsville at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11, to help survivors with property damage and other setbacks from the recent tornadoes.
Hours for the center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week. The center will be closed Sundays after March 18.
The center is located at:
Paintsville Recreation Center
232 Preston St.
Paintsville, KY 41240
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, Kentucky State Unemployment Services and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
Survivors are encouraged to register for federal assistance prior to visiting. There are three ways to register with FEMA for help or information regarding disaster assistance:
- Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in many languages. Disaster applicants who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, every day.?
- Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Register using a tablet or smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov.
Kentucky Emergency Management urges anyone who has storm damage, to their residence or other property, to document the damage by photographing or videoing it, if possible, and maintain a list of any repairs and keep repair receipts. Report the damage and location to your county emergency manager. However, survivors must still register with FEMA to be considered for federal disaster assistance.
More disaster specific information can be found on the KYEM website 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.