FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – At the request of Governor Andy Beshear, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) extended the deadline for Kentuckians affected by severe storms to register for assistance in under the Individual Assistance Program (IA). The deadline to apply is now July 8th.
“For many Kentuckians these severe storms were one of the most stressful and difficult events of their lives. FEMA’s deadline extension will be incredibly helpful, giving them more time to seek the help they need, ”Governor Beshear said. “This extension makes it easier for more of our employees to get help. I encourage all eligible Kentuckians to apply before the new July 8 deadline. “
The best way to apply is at the following link: www.disasterassistance.gov
Homeowners and tenants affected by severe flooding in the following 31 counties are eligible and encouraged to register: 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.
“Once again, thank you to our FEMA partners for the extended deadline. We are urging all of our affected residents in the 31 AI counties to apply for federal assistance before the registration period for this disaster ends, ”added Michael Dossett, director of the Kentucky Emergency Management Division ( KYEM).
If you can’t call online, call 800-621-3362 (ATS: 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week. Those using a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel must update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
KYEM announced that FEMA staff will be available to meet face-to-face with Kentuckians affected by severe storms and floods from February 27 to March 14, 2021 at Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers in Clay Counties. , Floyd and Lee.
Kentuckians from any of the 31 counties included in President Biden’s April 23 declaration of major disaster can visit any registration site in person, regardless of the county in which they live.
Open from Wednesday to Friday June 16-18:
- Clay County Community Center: 311 Highway 638, Manchester, KY 40962
Open from Thursday to Saturday June 17-19:
- Floyd County Community Center: 7199 Kentucky Highway 80, Langley, KY 41645
- Lee County Community Center: 500 Happy Top Road, Beattyville, KY 41311
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
The locations, dates and times of registration in the assistance centers are subject to change according to needs or circumstances. Call the FEMA Hotline at 800-621-3362 or log in to one of the links below to check availability.
You must have the following information to register:
- Address of the damaged main dwelling where the damage occurred;
- The current e-mail address;
- Current phone number;
- Social Security number;
- Your insurance information;
- Total annual household income;
- Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts so that FEMA can directly transfer disaster relief funds and
- A general description of damage and loss caused by disasters.
President Biden issued a declaration of major disaster on April 23, at the request of Governor Beshear, to make federal funding available to families and communities in Kentucky to recover from severe flooding from February 27 to March 14, 2021 On May 28, Governor Beshear announced additional aid for 22 more counties affected by historic flooding.
It is the largest award given to displaced people for damage to homes since a massive flood hit the state in May 2010, when more than 4,200 structures were affected. In this case, counties reported more than 1,200 cases of infrastructure damage, debris removal and emergency measures, at a cost of more than $ 72 million.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover losses of uninsured property, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of storms.
Last week Governor Beshear, FEMA and Kentucky Emergency Management ad that additional FEMA staff will be available in person to assist Kentuckians eligible for federal disaster assistance.