Fact Sheets

Residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties, impacted by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21

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Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Kentucky are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of the Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, but they present serious health and safety concerns.

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An applicant for FEMA disaster assistance will receive a letter explaining the status of the application. If you disagree with FEMA’s decision, you can appeal.​​​​​

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Alabama residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage from the Oct. 6-7, 2021, severe storms and flooding will receive a letter from the agency in the mail or via email.

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Homeowners and renters in Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett and Woodruff counties, with uninsured or underinsured losses from the Dec. 10-11 severe storms and tornadoes, may apply for help from FEMA. Here’s a summary of the types of assistance currently available to Northeast Arkansas survivors.

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Residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties, impacted by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21

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Kentucky Emergency Management and FEMA are committed to ensuring disaster recovery resources and assistance are available for everyone, including people with disabilities or others with access and functional needs.

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As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. The agency has taken steps to make it easier for disaster survivors in Kentucky to verify ownership and occupancy. Owners and renters must be able to prove they occupied the disaster-damaged primary residence before receiving Housing Assistance and some types of Other Needs Assistance. FEMA now accepts a broader range of documentation.

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FEMA is committed to helping all eligible disaster survivors recover from the severe storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 6-7 in Jefferson and Shelby counties, including U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified residents.

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Kentucky survivors have been approved for FEMA grants to help them recover from the Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes. It is important to remember that funds are to be used only for certain disaster-related expenses.

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Last updated November 2, 2020