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Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides (DR-1841)

Incident period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 29, 2009


July 22, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Some Kentuckians affected by the severe storms and flooding that struck May 3-20 will have unmet needs even after receiving help from government disaster aid programs or insurance. "Federal Emergency Management Agency and commonwealth programs are only part of the recovery process. Some survivors have long-term needs that go beyond the scope of these programs," said Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel, director Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. "Voluntary long-term recovery committees work at the local level to provide help."

July 22, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Specialists from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have scheduled two upcoming meetings in Kentucky to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about flood insurance. One meeting takes place at 1 p.m., Fri., July 24, at Big Sandy Area Development District, 110 Resource Court, Prestonsburg. The other is at 2 p.m., July 28, at Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard.

July 21, 2009 - News Release

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Flooding is Kentucky's most costly natural disaster. After a major flood, houses and businesses have been washed off their foundations; curbs are piled high with rotting furniture, clothing, appliances, carpeting, and other possessions waiting to be hauled to the landfill; rampant mold and mildew are destroying dry wall and ceilings; homes and offices stand gray and empty.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,177 $15,117,446.42 $13,381,382.11 $1,736,064.31
Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 02:59 (Updated daily)

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 $33,747,382.13 $3,745,833.36 $28,894,943.77
Last Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 06:29 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kentucky, FEMA-1841-DR (PDF 23KB)