Frankfort, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open Disaster Recovery Centers in McCracken and Livingston counties Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. to help people affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
Representatives of the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, U.S. Small Business Administration and FEMA will be available to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply for disaster aid.
“These centers are a great way for disaster survivors to have questions answered and to meet face-to-face with recovery experts,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Steve Ward.
The locations for the centers are:
McCracken County: The Convention Expo Center, 415 Park St. in Paducah, KY.
Livingston County: The fire station at 1481 US 60 W in Ledbetter, KY.
The centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and will be closed on Sundays. The centers will be open on Memorial Day.
Federal disaster assistance can include grants for rental assistance and home repairs, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help recover from the effects of the disaster.
Before going to a center, people with storm losses are encouraged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).Those with speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.