Kentucky Emergency Management
Help is Still Available for Survivors of July’s Severe Storms

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015  
Contact Information:  NEWS DESK: 502-209-2737  

FRANKFORT, Ky. Survivors in counties affected by the July severe storms, who registered with FEMA for aid and have questions, can call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362) or go online at

The eight eligible counties were: Breathitt, Carter, Fleming, Johnson, Leslie, Perry, Rowan and Trimble, and the deadline to register with FEMA for assistance was Oct. 12, 2015.

However, individuals and families impacted by the July disaster, who missed the application date or still have unmet needs, can call the recovery assistance helpline at Kentucky Emergency Management, Recovery Section, for non-FEMA recovery issues. That number is 877-634-8175.

More than $10.5 million in federal assistance has been provided to help Kentucky recover from the July floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $5.25 million to assist individuals and households while the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $5.25 million in home and business loans.

The Commonwealth and FEMA have made it a priority to make sure survivor needs are met – including people with disabilities, access and functional needs, senior citizens, and people with limited English proficiency.



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.


All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).


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