Your home is a serious investment. FEMA and Kentucky Emergency Management suggest taking the following steps to protect your investment as you repair or rebuild your disaster-damaged home.
Residents of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties have until July 7 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance if they had losses from the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 25 through April 3.
Flooding is the most common, and most expensive, natural disaster in the United States. Just 1 inch of water pooled in a single-story, 1,000 square-foot home can cause close to $11,000 worth of damage; 1 foot of water in a 2,500 square-foot single-story home can cause more than $29,000 in damage.
As part of its commitment to helping make communities stronger and more resilient, FEMA will include additional assistance for mitigation in Home Repair Assistance awards for disasters declared on or after May 26, 2021.
FEMA and its partners help protect people from severe wind events through promoting safe rooms. FEMA provides guidance and best practices on safe room design and construction, participates in safe room-related standard and building code development, provides funding for safe rooms and monitors a safe room helpline to answer safe room-related technical questions.