…those needing assistance due to flooding encouraged to sign up
Louisa, KY — After a state of emergency was declared by Governor Steve Beshear and most recently by President Obama due to the major flooding in eastern Kentucky, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been assessing damages in the area.
On Thursday, May 7, FEMA representatives will be at the Lawrence County Community Center at 12:00 noon to receive applications from people needing assistance due to the April flooding.
Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can also register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov.
Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses.