Storm Victims Have Someone to Talk To

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – In the wake of the severe weather that hit Kentucky in early May, many storm victims are dealing with the mounting stress of losing belongings, dealing with insurance companies, and making home repairs.

FEMA spokesman Mike Skeels says that's why his agency is partnering with the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.

"When people have been affected by floods, disasters, tragedies, they don't recognize the signs of stress. You know grief, sadness, anger, those are all normal reactions to it, but you need to be aware of it."

The Crisis Response Board is comprised of counselors in Kentucky who are ready to listen and provide help.

More than six thousand households across the state have registered with FEMA for damage sustained during the flooding, tornadoes and mudslides of May 1st and 2nd.

On the Web:

Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board

FEMA registration