Disaster Recovery Center Open

In News by Wes Willis, Deputy Director OEM

A disaster recovery center operated by the commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open at noon Wednesday, May 13, in Franklin County.

The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Saturday. The Franklin center is located at 101 University Drive (Kentucky State University Exum Center) in Frankfort.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Survivors who suffered losses in Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott counties can receive person-to-person assistance from specialists skilled in many disaster-related subjects.

Specialists can help with registration, check an individual’s case, answer questions about an application or review information needed to process an application.

Survivors who sustained losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides April 2 through April 17, 2015, should register for assistance before visiting a center.
Survivors can register by using the following methods:

Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

By calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362).

By smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time seven days a week until further notice.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and essential 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.

To learn more about what preventive measures to take before, during and after an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.