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
• 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)
◦ 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
◦ JOHNSON COUNTY
Paintsville Entrepreneurial Center
120 Teays Branch Road
◦ 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