Kentucky Emergency Management
Kentucky Storm Survivors Have One Week Left to Register With FEMA

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 23, 2015  
Contact Information:  NEWS DESK: 502-209-2737  


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky storm survivors have until June 30, 2015, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

Survivors who suffered losses during the severe storms in April within Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott counties who have delayed registering for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:

Housing Assistance that offers temporary rental assistance and money for essential home repairs to eligible survivors. FEMA’s ultimate goal is to ensure survivors’ dwellings are safe, sanitary and functional.

Other Needs Assistance is also available for disaster-related costs associated with medical, dental, funeral, personal property, transportation, moving and storage, or other necessary expenses.

No matter the degree of loss, survivors are urged to register with FEMA by going online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362).

FEMA has made it a priority to reach everyone who needs help – including people with disabilities and/or access and functional needs, senior citizens and people with limited English proficiency – and to make sure all survivor needs are met after the April storms.

To learn more about what preventive measures to take before, during and after an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.

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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.

 

For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov or http://kyem.ky.gov.

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