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Fact Sheets

A few days remain for Kentucky homeowners and renters who had property damage or loss caused by the severe storms from Feb. 27 to March 14 to apply for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23.

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As of July 20, 2021, the following federal assistance has been approved for the residents in the designated counties of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties for losses from the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 25 through April 3. The deadline to apply for assistance was July 7, 2021.

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At 1:23 a.m. on June 24, 2021 a large section of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed. On June 25, President Biden signed an Emergency Declaration authorizing federal assistance to local and state resources. Federal agencies immediately mobilized to support the search operation, support for survivors, funding for the emergency operation and investigation of the cause of the tragedy.

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Myths, rumors and misinformation find their way onto social networks and elsewhere in nearly every major disaster.

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The FY 2021 HSNTP/CTG program is an open and competitive funding opportunity, available to entities with existing programs or demonstrable expertise relevant to the focus areas in the announcement.

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Kentucky homeowners, renters and business owners who had property damage or loss caused by the severe storms from Feb. 27 to March 14 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Less than two weeks remain to apply until the July 23 registration deadline.

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FEMA’s Public Assistance program (PA) provides supplemental assistance to states, territories, tribal, and local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations. The program provides funding for emergency response to save lives and property as well as debris removal and restoration of community infrastructure.

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At the request of Gov. Beshear, FEMA has extended the deadline for severe-storm survivors to register for help. The deadline to apply is now July 23.

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Disaster response is a whole community effort and FEMA is working closely with our partners in government, the private sector, and voluntary and faith-based organizations to help survivors of the Champlain Towers South building collapse and next of kin of lost loved ones.

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FEMA may be able to provide financial assistance to you if you have or will incur funeral expenses as a result of the Surfside building collapse under the Other Needs Assistance provision of the Individuals and Households Program.

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Last updated November 2, 2020