Federal Disaster Center To Help Storm Victims

LEXINGTON, KY -- A disaster recovery center for victims of early February storms will be opening soon in Fayette and four other counties, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader in its Saturday edition.

The recovery center in Lexington will be at the Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. It will be open starting Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Agency jointly run the recovery centers to assist Kentuckians with obtaining grants and loans for losses caused by the tornadoes and other extreme weather Feb. 5-6, reports the Herald-Leader.

People in nine counties became eligible for federal assistance as the result of a presidential disaster declaration.

Recovery centers also will be opening in Christian, Monroe, Meade and Hart counties. Recovery centers in Muhlenberg, Allen, Hardin and Mercer counties that have been serving victims of the early February storms will close soon, reports the newspaper. It is not necessary to go to a center to apply for federal assistance.

FEMA encourages anyone with storm-related losses to register or follow up on their applications either by calling FEMA or by going online at the FEMA Web site, www.fema.gov.

For telephone registrations, the toll free numbers are 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or, for the hearing- and speech-impaired, TTY (800) 462-7585. The lines are staffed every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Translators are available if needed, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Copyright: The Lexington Herald-Leader


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