Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Tornadoes

4630-DR-KY
Kentucky

Incident Period: Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

Declaration Date: Dec 12, 2021

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Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster

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If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses already covered by insurance.

Apply for Disaster Assistance

The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.

Learn more about the application process.

Get Immediate Help

Find help with needs that FEMA is not authorized to provide. Check with your local emergency management officials, voluntary agencies or by dialing your local 2-1-1.

I Was Told to Call the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established facilities to provide business owners, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters with answers to their questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application. These facilities can be either virtual or brick-and-mortar, depending on the circumstances surrounding the disaster and other factors. Click here for more information: DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/

To obtain information about the type of facility serving your area, the location(s), and the hours of operation, visit the section below titled “Local Resources” or call the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.

See more about SBA loans.

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering your residence. When inspectors arrive at your home they will maintain social distance, visually assess the exterior of the residence, and verbally confirm the interior damage over the phone.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochures

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download brochures.


Additional Local Resources

All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and the Mobile Registration Center will be closed Monday, Jan.17, 2022, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Additionally, beginning this weekend, including Jan. 16, all DRCs will be closed on Sundays.

Regular DRC hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

Mobile Registration Center Open

FEMA personnel at the centers can help residents who were affected by the Dec.10 severe storms and tornadoes apply for federal assistance.

MARSHALL COUNTY
Mobile Registration Intake Center #15
1003 Poplar Street, Benton, KY 42025

HOURS: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Sat., daily until further notice.

Some Disaster Recovery Centers to Operate on a Rotating Schedule


Twelve Disaster Recovery Centers are part of a circuit and will operate on a rotating schedule. The centers will be in one location for a week and move to another location for a week. Five other recovery centers will operate as a fixed location.
Hours for all DRCs are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday, until further notice. 

BARREN COUNTY DRC, Cave City Police Department, 103 Duke St., Cave City, KY 42127
Opening Jan. 4; closing on COB Jan. 9; reopening Jan. 21; closing on COB Jan. 27

LOGAN COUNTY DRC, Logan County Extension Services, 255 John Paul Road, Russellville, KY 42276
Opening Jan. 4; closing on COB Jan. 9; reopening Jan. 21; closing on COB Jan. 27

OHIO COUNTY DRC, Community Center/Justice Department, 130 E. Washington, Hartford, KY 42347
Opening Jan. 4; closing on COB Jan. 9; reopening Jan. 21; closing on COB Jan. 27

CHRISTIAN COUNTY DRC, Maddux Funeral Home, 338 E. Nashville St., Pembroke, KY 42266
Closing on COB Jan. 5; reopening Jan. 16; closing on COB Jan. 22

HICKMAN COUNTY DRC, County Cooperative Ext. Services, 329 James H. Phillips Drive, Clinton, KY 42031
Closing on COB Jan. 5; reopening Jan. 16; closing on COB Jan. 22

HART COUNTY DRC, Fairgrounds Building (without a fence), 2184 S. Dixie Hwy., Munfordville, KY 42765
Closing on COB Jan. 5; reopening Jan. 16; closing on COB Jan. 22

LYON COUNTY DRC, Old Convention Center, 3311 Lee. S. Jones Park Road, Eddyville, KY 42038
Opening on Jan. 10; closing on COB Jan. 13; reopening Jan. 25; closing on COB Jan. 31

MARION COUNTY DRC, 223 N. Spalding Ave., Lebanon, KY 40033
Opening Jan. 8; closing on COB Jan. 13; reopening Jan. 25; closing on COB Jan..31

TAYLOR COUNTY DRC, Old Firehouse, 1563 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Opening Jan. 8; closing on on COB Jan. 13; reopening Jan. 25; closing on COB Jan. 31

CALDWELL COUNTY DRC, Butler Gymnasium, 600 W. Main St., Princeton, KY 42445
Reopening Jan. 9; closing date TBD

MARSHALL COUNTY DRC, Joe Creason Community Center, 1600 Park Ave., Benton, KY 42025
Reopening Jan. 12; closing on COB Jan. 18

FULTON COUNTY DRC, Old Gibson Electric Membership Corp., 1702 Moscow Ave., Hickman, KY 42050
Reopening Jan. 16; closing on COB Jan. 22

 

All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and the Mobile Registration Center will be closed Monday, Jan.17, 2022, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

FIXED DRC LOCATIONS:
In addition, six other Disaster Recovery Centers will remain in one location on a fixed basis at the following sites:

WARREN COUNTY DRC
Former Sears location at Greenwood Mall, 2625 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104

MUHLENBERG COUNTY DRC
Neal’s Chapel General Baptist Church, State Route 81, Sacramento, KY 42372

GRAVES COUNTY DRC
Graves County Public Library, 601 N. 17th St., Mayfield, KY 42066

HOPKINS COUNTY DRC
Community Center, 108 W. Keigan St., Dawson Springs, KY 42408

HOPKINS COUNTY DRC
Mike’s Old Pharmacy, 104 S. Lee Trover Todd Jr. Hwy., Earlington, KY 42410

Hours for all DRCs are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday, until further notice.

 

All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and the Mobile Registration Center will be closed Monday, Jan.17, 2022, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Additionally, beginning this weekend, including Jan. 16, all DRCs will be closed on Sundays.

Regular DRC hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

FEMA Response Actions

Disaster recovery is a whole community effort. Federal, state and local partners and non-governmental organizations are working together to support Kentucky, the disaster-impacted communities and the survivors.

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) activated its Disaster Distress Helpline. This free, multilingual (available in Spanish and ASL), crisis support service is available 24/7 by telephone or text at 800-985-5990 for disaster survivors in Kentucky experiencing emotional distress.

Learn More

Beware of Fraud and Scams

FEMA employees are in Kentucky conducting housing inspections and going door to door helping with applications for assistance and providing information about other resources for survivors.

These personnel carry official photo-ID badges. They do not charge for services. They will have your FEMA application number for housing inspections.

Ways to Report Fraud or Scams

For more information, visit FEMA's Disaster Fraud page.

 

Shelters

Emergency Shelter: Locate options by zip code by visiting the American Red Cross or Salvation Army, or by texting SHELTER and your zip code (for example, “SHELTER 01234”) to 4FEMA (43362). For Spanish text REFUGIO and your zip code (Standard text message rates apply.) You can also download the FEMA mobile app to find open shelters.

Clean Up After a Disaster

Following any emergency, always follow the instructions given by state, local or tribal emergency management officials.

Debris should be sorted into 5 categories: vegetative debris (tree branches, logs, leaves, plants), hazardous waste (oil, batteries, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas), electronics (TV’s, computers, phones, DVDs), construction debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing), and large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers).

Place debris only in the right of way (within 15 feet of the curb or edge of the street).  Do not place debris on or near utility boxes, water meter covers, near trees, poles, fire hydrants, or other structures.  Please do not place debris in the roadway.  If your insurance company is coordinating debris removal from your property, follow their instructions.

Additional Resources

NEW KENTUCKY TORNADO DISASTER RESOURCE AND INFO PAGES:

Kentucky Governor Tornado Resources page

Kentucky Tornado Information Center 

Social Media

@GovAndyBeshear

@KentuckyGuard

@KYTC

@KYStatepolice

@KentuckyPower

@KYRedCross

Media Toolkit


How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.


Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $7,137,090.79
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $2,842,041.58
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $9,979,132.37
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 1538
Last updated January 17, 2022