Disaster Recovery Progress: More than $22 million provided in Kentucky

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky homeowners and renters who sustained losses from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 27 through March 14 in Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Johnson, Lee, Magoffin, Martin and Powell counties continue to possibly may be eligible for assistance from FEMA.

  • FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid nearly $18 million in flood insurance claims in Kentucky. About 600 claims have been submitted. A major disaster declaration is not required for flood insurance to pay. Claims may be submitted from any county.
  • For losses not covered by insurance, FEMA has approved more than $3 million in Individual Assistance disaster grants for Kentucky homeowners and renters. Grants may help survivors with rent, home repairs,homereplacementandotherdisaster-relatedneedssuchaschildcare,medicalanddental expenses. A total of 538 households have been approved.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 28 low-interest disaster loans for $1,034,500.

Registration Deadline June 23/How to Get Help from FEMA

  • By law, FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments or assistance from government programs or charities.
  • If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, contact FEMA online atDisasterAssistance.govdownload the FEMA app and register on your smartphone or  tablet, or call 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are also available during these hours. The registration deadline is June 23.
  • 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.


Parish Recovery Assistance Centers

The Disaster Service Corp Society of St. Vincent de Paul will assist survivors to register with FEMA, apply for Commonwealth disaster benefits and offer other resources at the following location and times:

Parish Recovery Assistance Center in Paintsville

St. Michael’s Parish: 720 Washington Ave., Paintsville, Kentucky 41240

Hours of Operation: Thursday, May 27 to Friday, May 28

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday

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.

SBA Loans for Disaster Recovery

Long term, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration help many disaster survivors to return their disaster-damaged homes or businesses to their pre-disaster condition or better.

After you apply for disaster assistance, you may receive a letter from FEMA referring you to SBA. Submitting an SBA disaster loan application is a necessary step to being considered for other forms of disaster assistance. Learn more at  SBA Loans for Disaster Recovery | FEMA.gov

For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit https://kyem.ky.gov

and www.fema.gov/disaster/4595.

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