FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Wolfe County to help survivors with property damage and other hardships caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding occurring Feb. 29 through March 3.
Hours for the recovery center are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The center is located at:
Hazel Green Fire Department
295 Highway 1010
Hazel Green, KY 41332
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), register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or register using a tablet or Smartphone by visiting m.fema.gov. 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.
Kentucky Emergency Management urges anyone with 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.