Kentucky Emergency Management
DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE
FRANKFORT, KY. (May 5, 2011) - Gov. Steve Beshear announced yesterday that
Kentucky's request for federal assistance has been granted by President
Obama. This Major Presidential Disaster Declaration makes Public Assistance
Program (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding available to the
Commonwealth. All other requests, including the Individuals and Household
Assistance Program (IA), are under review by the Federal Emergency Management
To help determine which impacted counties might be eligible for IA, FEMA,
along with local officials and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM)
personnel, began conducting Joint Individual Assessments today, May 5, 2011,
throughout the Commonwealth.
Individual Assistance (IA) provides federal and SBA assistance to home owners
who have suffered damage to their primary residence due to the impact storms,
flooding, strong winds, and tornadoes which began April 21, 2011.
Disaster-related personal expenditures associated with the impact of this
event may also be eligible. This assessment process will continue as the
Officials are encouraging those who have suffered property damage to
photograph the damage, save any repair receipts, and report damages to their
local county emergency director.
"This is a big job, but we have a dedicated team in place to get the job
done. We will not stop until we have met the needs of our communities and
our citizens," said John Heltzel, director of the Kentucky Division of
For more information please visit our website at
www.kyem.ky.gov/aprilsevereweather.htm and from this website you are
encouraged to join our facebook page dedicated to this disaster.