Gov. Beshear: FEMA staff available for in-person help at additional support centers following historic storms
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 25, 2021) –Today, Gov. Andy Beshear, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management announced FEMA staff will be available to meet in person at additional Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers in Franklin, Greenup, Jackson and Rockcastle counties to assist Kentuckians impacted by the Feb. 27–March 14, 2021, historic flooding.
The deadline to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance has been extended to July 8, 2021.
“Thank you to FEMA for providing additional in-person help for our people who have faced significant losses due to this year’s severe storms and through no fault of their own,” said Gov. Beshear. “I encourage all eligible Kentuckians to apply as soon as possible and to call or meet with FEMA staff in person if you need help.”
Homeowners and renters affected by severe flooding in the 31 counties included in President Joe Biden’s April 23 federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance can visit any in-person registration site, regardless of which county they live in.
The 31 counties include Anderson, Boyd, Breathitt, Clark, Clay, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Greenup, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Warren and Woodford.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it has extended the deadline to July 8, 2021, for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a physical disaster loan.
“Thanks to our FEMA partners for this extended local outreach, with over 3,300 applications to date and over $5.1 million disbursed in the individual and household assistance program for this disaster event,” stated Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management.
Open Monday, June 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, June 29, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time:
- Rockcastle County – Rockcastle County Emergency Operations Center, 755 Progress Drive, Mt. Vernon
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 30 to July 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time:
- Franklin County – Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, 111 Professional Court, Frankfort
Open Thursday to Saturday, July 1 to July 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time:
- Greenup County – Greenup County Courthouse, 301 Main Street, Greenup
- Jackson County – Jackson County Emergency Operations Center, 1901 McCammon Ridge Road, McKee
Locations, dates, and times of the registration at support centers are subject to change based on needs or circumstances. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or log on to one of the links below to check availability.
The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.
If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
You should have the following information available to register:
- Address of the damaged primary dwelling where damage occurred;
- Current mailing address;
- Current telephone number;
- Social Security number;
- Your insurance information;
- Total household annual income;
- Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts so FEMA may directly transfer disaster assistance funds; and
- A general description of disaster damage and losses.
President Biden’s federal disaster declaration is the largest award for displaced individuals from damage to homes since a massive flooding event impacted the state in May 2010, when more than 4,200 structures were affected. In this case, counties have reported more than 1,200 instances of damage to infrastructure, debris removal and emergency measures, costing more than $72 million.
For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit kyem.ky.gov and www.fema.gov/disaster/4595. You may also follow FEMA on www.facebook.com/fema and Twitter @FEMARegion4.