Fact Sheets

Houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations may be eligible for FEMA assistance to help pay for emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoration of facilities damaged by severe storms and tornadoes in Kentucky beginning Dec. 10, 2021.

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FEMA is committed to helping all eligible disaster survivors recover from the Dec. 10 tornadoes in Kentucky.

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FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help disaster survivors with basic, critical needs such as a safe, sanitary, and functional place to live during recovery from a disaster. It is not designed to make survivors whole and is not a substitute for insurance coverage. FEMA Individual Assistance cannot duplicate other sources of assistance.

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A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan isn’t just for businesses. Applying may offer many benefits for Hurricane Ida survivors who are seeking assistance.

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If you have not yet received a payment or followed up on your determination letter from FEMA, you can do something to move the process along: call us, visit us online, use the FEMA app – just don’t wait. FEMA may be able to help!

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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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Kentucky residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage from severe storms and tornadoes Dec. 10, 2021 will receive a letter from the agency in the mail or via email.

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Orange County residents who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Ida have until Tuesday, Jan. 4, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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Residents with disaster-generated debris from the severe storms and tornadoes in Kentucky should follow instructions from local officials about sorting materials and placing on the curb for collection.

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Questions may arise as residents of the Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties with Hurricane Ida-caused damage or losses apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

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Last updated November 2, 2020