3 Additional Kentucky Counties to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance


Staff Report



THE COUNTIES OF BREATHITT, FLEMING AND PERRY HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE FEDERAL DISASTER DELARATION ALLOWING RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODS THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN JULY 11-20 TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE THROUGH FEMA’S INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

7 KENTUCKY COUNTIES ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR FEMA’S INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

o BREATHITT

o FLEMING

o PERRY

o JOHNSON

o CARTER

o ROWAN

o TRIMBLE

• To apply for FEMA Assistance call 800-621-3362 or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov ◦ If you have a speech disability, are deaf or hard of hearing, call (TTY)

800-462-7585

◦ If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362

◦ An individual may choose to receive SMS (Short Message Service) messaging during Registration Intake. This option allows them to have various notifications sent to their smart device regarding their FEMA application.

• Approved FEMA Registration Applications: 1049

• FEMA Individual Assistance Approved by FEMA to date: $3,440,352.01

o Housing Assistance: $2,969,007.26

o Other Need Assistance: $471,344.75

FEMA Inspections completed: 782

• FEMA/STATE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS (DRC)

• Open Monday – Saturday Closed Sunday

9:00am -7:00pm

◦ JOHNSON COUNTY

Paintsville Entrepreneurial Center

120 Teays Branch Road

Paintsville, Kentucky

◦ CARTER COUNTY

Kentucky Community Action Center

539 Hitchins Ave

Olive Hill, Kentucky

• Total Visits to the FEMA/STATE Disaster Recovery Centers to date: 652

· SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

· Total approved $1,680,400

• FEMA DISASTER SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE (DSA) TEAMS

◦ FEMA DSA teams are canvassing affected areas in Johnson, Carter, Rowan and Trimble counties to provide on-site registration assistance, address immediate and emerging needs, and answer any questions specific to the registration process. DSA specialists can also provide referrals to additional resources.

• A DETERMINATION LETTER FROM FEMA DENYING ASSISTANCE TO STORM SURVIVORS MAY NOT BE THE LAST WORD

o Applicants should carefully read all letters that they receive from FEMA

o Every applicant for federal assistance has the right to file an appeal within 60 days of receiving the determination letter for another review of their case.

o Some reasons for a denial because of incomplete information are that the applicant did not:

§ Provide an insurance denial or settlement letter

§ Provide proof that the damaged property was the primary residence at the time of the disaster

§ Provide evidence of identity

§ Provide documentation of the disaster damage

§ Provide proof of ownership of the damaged property

§ Sign all the documents

• SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)

◦ SBA Loans are an Important Part of the Disaster Recovery Process

§ Many survivors who register with FEMA will be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration about applying for a low-interest SBA disaster loan.

§ Complete the application and submit to the SBA as soon as possible online at disasterloan.sba.gov, in person at a Disaster Recovery Center or by mail

§ For further information on SBA Loans please visit a FEMA/STATE Disaster Recovery Center or call 800-659-2955

• Federal funding, known as Public Assistance, is also available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain nonprofit organizations on a cost sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms.

◦ 34 Counties are eligible for Public Assistance

◾ BRACKEN

◾ BREATHITT

◾ CARROLL

◾ CARTER

◾ CLAY

◾ CUMBERLAND

◾ ELLIOTT

◾ ESTILL

◾ FLEMING

◾ FLOYD

◾ HENRY

◾ JACKSON

◾ JOHNSON

◾ KNOTT

◾ LAWRENCE

◾ LEE

◾ LESLIE

◾ LETCHER

◾ LEWIS

◾ LINCOLN

◾ MAGOFFIN

◾ MENIFEE

◾ MONTGOMERY

◾ MORGAN

◾ NICHOLAS

◾ OWSLEY

◾ PERRY

◾ ROBERTSON

◾ ROCKCASTLE

◾ ROWAN

◾ SPENCER

◾ TRIMBLE

◾ WASHINGTON

◾ WOLFE

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