According to a press release posted today on LEX18.com, FEMA funding is now available for Kentucky individuals and business owners who were affected by Friday’s storm damage. Read below for the entire announcement, as well as information on how to apply for this federal assistance.
How to Apply for FEMA Disaster Aid
President Obama’s declaration of a major disaster area in Kentucky opens the door for storm victims to apply for federal aid.
The declaration extends to Johnson, Kenton, Laurel, Lawrence, Menifee, Morgan and Pendleton Counties at this time.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
FEMA officials say damage surveys continue in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance Wednesday by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.