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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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In March, 2020 COVID-19 arrived with a devastating impact to the residents, businesses and the collective health of New England. Thousands were left suddenly unemployed, hospitals were overwhelmed with critically ill patients, and businesses were forced to close with little notice. FEMA’s top priorities included shielding those most susceptible to COVID-19, decreasing community transmission, protecting those infected, preserving the healthcare system, sustaining supplies, and leading the Federal government support of state, tribal and local vaccination programs.

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Individual Assistance Registration Centers to Open in 3 Counties

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FEMA published a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) in the Federal Register on December 31, 2020. It allocates certain scarce critical medical and healthcare resources for domestic use to ensure domestic needs are met during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure supplies of certain materials are not exported abroad inappropriately. The current TFR is in effect until June 30, 2021.

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FEMA published a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) in the Federal Register on Dec. 31, 2020  which  allocates certain scarce critical health and  medical resources for domestic use to ensure needs are met for the American public during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an extension and modification of a previous TFR published on August 10, 2020 and April 10, 2020, which outlined the implementation of the President’s Memorandum, “Allocating Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources to Domestic Use” issued on April 3, 2020.

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) was implemented in 1990 as a voluntary program for recognizing and encouraging community floodplain management activities that exceed minimum NFIP standards. Any community fully compliant with NFIP floodplain management requirements may apply to join the CRS.

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Last updated November 2, 2020