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


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

Declaration Date: Dec 12, 2021

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Now Closed: Period to Apply for Disaster Assistance

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The last day for individuals and families to apply for assistance after this disaster has passed. You are no longer able to begin a new claim.

To check the status on a previously submitted claim, visit

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. FEMA home inspections are conducted in-person; however, if you are apprehensive due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, you can request we conduct the inspection without entering your home.

Learn more about the steps after applying.

"Help After a Disaster"

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

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.

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.

Local Resources

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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.

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Appealing Your Determination Letter

If you received a determination letter that says that you are ineligible for assistance, this may mean that your application is missing information. Click here to read about Common Reasons for FEMA’s Determination of Ineligibility.

Read your determination letter carefully. If you disagree with the determination letter, you can appeal the decision. Click here for Helpful Tips When Filing an Appeal for FEMA Assistance.

Additional Resources

Kentucky Tornado Disaster Resource and Info Pages

Social Media

Media Toolkit

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $11,602,613.39
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $4,404,063.16
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $16,006,676.55
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 2370
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $55,683,954.63
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated $19,256,218.56
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $77,875,624.28
Last updated March 25, 2023