Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1976)
Incident period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 21, 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- After a flood, as residents return home, recovery experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want Kentuckians to be on the lookout for mold, which can cause serious health concerns if not cleaned up properly. Water-damaged rooms are ideal for mold to flourish. Cleaning mold quickly and completely is essential for a healthy home, especially for people suffering from allergies and asthma.
May 20, 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Homeowners, renters and businesses in eleven Kentucky counties who suffered damages in the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding on April 22, 2011 and continuing can now begin the process of applying for federal and Commonwealth disaster assistance by phone or online. Federal assistance is available to affected individuals in Boyd, Crittenden, Graves, Hardin, Hickman, Jefferson, Marshall, McCracken, Livingston, Union and Webster counties.
May 20, 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting disaster survivors who suffered damage to their home or rental residence from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding ?beginning on April 22, 2011. FEMA inspectors are not wearing FEMA clothing but will have valid identification with their name and photograph. They will not ask residents for personal financial information like social security numbers or bank account information.
May 19, 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky — Eleven additional Kentucky counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration made on May 4, 2011. The counties of Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Edmonson, Elliott, Graves, Logan, Lyon, Monroe, Todd and Trigg are now eligible for federal Public Assistance funds to remove debris and help rebuild infrastructure and other public facilities damaged during the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. In addition, Fulton and Union counties are now eligible for assistance for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.
May 17, 2011
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Working jointly with their partners from the Commonwealth of Kentucky officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue assessing damages from the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. FEMA and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) have been on the ground in affected areas for more than two weeks conducting these assessments.
May 4, 2011
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Kentucky. Assistance for the Commonwealth and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required: