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Three Kentucky Counties Designated for Federal Assistance After July Storms

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms in July in order to make survivors in Breathitt, Fleming and Perry counties eligible for its Individual Assistance program.

Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.

If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA.

Ten Years after Katrina, FEMA has Obligated Over $3.2 billion in Public Assistance

BILOXI, Miss. -- More than $3.2 billion in FEMA funding has been allocated to Mississippi for Public Assistance after Hurricane Katrina. FEMA’s Public Assistance program includes grants for the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure, such as bridges, roads, schools, hospitals and sewer treatment facilities. The PA program also provides funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, such as search and rescue operations, temporary roads and overtime for other emergency workers, including police and firefighters. 

More than $159 million Obligated for Safe Rooms from Katrina

BILOXI, Miss.-- In the last 10 years, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has obligated more than $159 million from Hurricane Katrina recovery to build community safe rooms throughout Mississippi to protect people during storms. HMGP provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement long-term mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property from a disaster.

FEMA Helps Mississippi Preserve Important Architectural Properties

BILOXI, Miss. -- As part of an innovative agreement between federal, state, local and tribal officials, 29 historic properties lost during Katrina have been commemorated with cast aluminum markers.

“We thought it especially important to have sketches of the destroyed buildings on the markers,” said Kenneth P’Pool, deputy state historic preservation officer of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. “It gives people an appreciation of what was lost. Some of these illustrations are the last examples of architectural styles on the Coast.”

Disaster Recovery Center Open in Carter County to Help Kentucky Storm Survivors

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A disaster recovery center operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now open in Carter County.

The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Saturday until further notice. The Carter County center is located at Northeast Kentucky Community Action, 539 Hitchins Ave. in Olive Hill.

FEMA Specialists Reach Out to Survivors in Kentucky Communities

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to survivors in Kentucky’s storm-ravaged communities of Carter, Johnson, Rowan and Trimble counties to help individuals register for assistance. Survivors may meet a specialist in their neighborhood or speak to one on the phone.


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