Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Laurel County

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March 14, 2012
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Laurel County to help survivors with property damage and other hardships caused by the recent tornadoes.

Hours for the recovery center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., through this Sunday, then Monday through Saturday thereafter.

The center is located at:

CD Ward Masonic Lodge
201 School Street
East Bernstadt, Ky 40729

Recovery centers are also at the following locations:

Lawrence County Community Center
180 Bulldog Lane
Louisa, Ky 41230

Johnson County: Paintsville Recreation Center
232 Preston Street
Paintsville, Ky 41240

Morgan County: Kentucky Housing Corporation
1084 Highway 7
West Liberty, Ky 41472

Menifee County: Menifee County Fire Station
44 McCausey Ridge Road
Frenchburg, Ky 40322

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, Kentucky State Unemployment Services and other agencies are 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. Survivors must still register with FEMA to be considered for federal disaster assistance.

More disaster specific information can be found on the Kentucky Emergency Management 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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