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Upwards of $4.4m approved for Kentuckians in need after storms

Kentucky Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $4.4 million for survivors of this month’s tornadoes and severe weather occurring Feb. 29 through March 3. Approximately 3,000 survivors in designated counties have contacted FEMA for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people have sought housing assistance from FEMA because their primary residence has been damaged or destroyed.

The 21 counties in the Commonwealth that are currently eligible for Individual Assistance are Bath, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Grayson, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Pendleton, Rowan, Russell, Trimble and Wolfe. Individual assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

Filed under: Kentucky | Economy | Weather | Around the region


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