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Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1818)

Incident period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 05, 2009


July 22, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $17.8 million to help reimburse six Kentucky co-ops and rural electric cooperative corporations (RECC) for emergency response and repair costs resulting from last winter's devastating ice storm. 

April 9, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than $49 million worth of public works projects have now been approved in Kentucky to receive aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after last January's ice storm - and this is only the beginning.

April 6, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Mild spring weather can have a down side after a hard winter. On sunny days people tend to take advantage and do outside chores, which may include burning debris left by last winter's ice storm. These fires can be, and often are dangerous, even deadly.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $245,107,013.22 $165,892,826.75 $71,129,211.47
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1818-DR (PDF 24KB)