Most Active Stories
- ANNOUNCING - now there are 3 bands at each show AND Jarekus Singleton & Jukebox the Ghost Sept 26!
- 6th District Hopeful Elisabeth Jensen Moves Into New Headquarters
- Satirical Senate Campaign After Laughs, Real Reforms
- Fresh Housing Numbers, New Eatery On Richmond Road, & West Sixth News On BizLexChat
- 811 Fines On The Rise
Tue May 25, 2010
More Kentucky Counties Designated for Individual Assistance From FEMA
By Brenna Angel
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Nearly five million dollars in FEMA disaster assistance funding has been distributed to Kentucky storm victims in the wake of the May 1st flooding.
Spokesman John Treanor says most of that money has been designated for temporary housing and home repairs.
"Often it's around ten days, but I think with this disaster it's been quicker than that. But once they have registered, an inspector will come out and assess the damage. Then shortly after that a decision will be made as to what a person qualifies for and a check sent out."
Treanor says there are now 42 Kentucky counties where residents can register for possible individual assistance: Adair, Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bath, Boyd, Boyle, Carter, Casey, Elliot, Fleming, Franklin, Garrard, Green, Greenup Hart, Henry, Jackson, Jessamine, Leslie, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Menifee, Mercer, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Nicholas, Nelson, Owen, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Simpson, Warren, Washington, and Woodford.
The registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA.
No decision has been made yet as to how much federal funding will be disbursed for repairs to public buildings and infrastructure.