New Totals For KY FEMA Assistance

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Updated: 4/12/2012 1:19 pm
Here are updated totals for the 21 counties in Kentucky designated for assistance from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. It provides money and services to people in Presidentially-declared disaster areas.

Registrations: 5,199

Approved funding through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program: $8.2 million (Housing Assistance + Other Needs Assistance)

Approved Housing Assistance: $6.5 million

Approved Other Needs Assistance: $1.7 million

Approved U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans (homes and businesses): $8.6 million

Approved total federal assistance (FEMA + SBA): $16.8 million

FEMA home inspections issued: 3,094

Inspections returned to FEMA: 3,064

Percentage of completed inspections: 99%

Turnaround time: About 2 days

Inspectors in the field: 7

Disaster Recovery Center visits (10 centers served the Commonwealth): 3,248

Definitions:

Housing Assistance provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs such as repairs to the home, reimbursement for lodging expenses and rental assistance.

Other Needs Assistance provides assistance for other disaster-related needs such as furnishings, transportation and medical.

There are less than four weeks for disaster survivors in Kentucky to register for federal assistance. The last day to register is Monday, May 7.

If disaster survivors have not registered for assistance or have questions about their application, they should call 800-621-FEMA (3362). The phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Assistance is available in many languages. Those who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability may use TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 800-621-3362.

Registration can also be made at www.disasterassistance.gov or, from a Web-enabled mobile device, at m.fema.gov.

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