FRANKFORT, KY – Don’t delay. If you are a Kentucky homeowner, renter or business owner who had property damage or loss caused by the severe storms from Feb. 27 to March 14, you have two weeks left to apply for federal disaster assistance.
The deadline to apply for assistance from FEMA is Wednesday, June 23. The deadline to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is Tuesday, June 22.
"The support centers allow residents affected by the severe storms and flooding to come in an get one on one assistance from applicants specialist. They can have documents scanned to their case files. The applicants can help survivors register with FEMA, talk with them about their case file, appeals and answer questions about flood insurance too," said Hattie Stallworth, FEMA spokesperson.
“You should register even if you have insurance,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer John Brogan. “FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but eligible homeowners and renters may be able to receive a grant from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance to help pay for basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance and other needs such as replacing personal property.”
“We appreciate FEMA continuing to partner with us to help Kentuckians rebuild from devastating flooding,” said Gov. Beshear. “The additional FEMA staff helping Kentucky families in person will ensure more of our people can get the help they need before the June 23 deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance.”
If you live in one of the 31 counties included in the Kentucky federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance, you may still register for assistance or update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision by:
- Going online at gov
- Downloading the FEMA app by texting ANDROID or APPLE to 43362 ; or
- Calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time. Multilingual operators are available during those hours (press 2 for Spanish).
- Those who use a Relay service, such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide their specific number assigned to that service. It is important that FEMA can contact you. Phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.
The same assistance is also available in person from FEMA representatives who will be at Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers located in Powell, Breathitt, Johnson, Estill, Magoffin, Martin, Clay, Floyd and Lee counties below. Kentuckians do not have to register or seek in person assistance in the county where they live.
“We welcome the new addition of the Mobile Registration Support Centers staffed by FEMA representatives to assist our families and homeowners impacted by the recent record flooding event,” said Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management. “This unique COVID-safe solution is one of the many options available to our citizens to encourage registration for Individual Assistance (IA) during the remaining timeframe. Thanks to our FEMA partners for this engagement.”
FEMA Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open Monday and Tuesday, June 7 - 8, for the following three counties:
Clay City Church of God: 4200 Main Street, Clay City, Kentucky 40312
Old Montessori School: 422 Jett Drive, Jackson, Kentucky 41339
City of Paintsville Tourism Welcome Center: 100 Stave Branch Road, Paintsville, Kentucky 41256
Open Thursday to Saturday, June 10 – 12, for the following three counties:
Estill County Enrichment Center: 100 Golden Court, Irvine, Kentucky 40336
Magoffin County Health Department: 119 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville, Kentucky 41465
Martin County Business Center: 104 East Main Street, Inez, Kentucky 41224
Open Wednesday to Friday, June 16 – 18:
Clay County Community Center: 311 Highway 638, Manchester, Kentucky 40962
Open Thursday to Saturday, June 17 – 19 for the following two counties:
Floyd County Community Center: 7199 Kentucky Highway 80, Langley, Kentucky 41645
Lee County Community Center: 500 Mountain Top Road, Beattyville, Kentucky 41311
Locations, dates, and times of the registration support centers are subject to change based on needs or circumstances. Please call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 to check availability.
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
- A description of disaster damage and losses.
The counties declared for Individual Assistance include Anderson, Breathitt, Boyd, 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.
For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit https://kyem.ky.gov
and www.fema.gov/disaster/4595. You may also follow FEMA on www.facebook.com/fema and Twitter @FEMARegion4.