Tornadoes and incredible straight line winds cut a frightening swath through Kentucky last month, prompting a presidential disaster declaration. Now the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance are trying make it easy for victims to get relief.
Laird Basehoar, a FEMA Public Affairs Officer, tells us they have mobile disaster recovery centers, and they are moving around the 9 affected counties. People can go there after they've registered by calling 1-800-621-3362 or by going online at WW.FEMA.GOV.
The recovery center in Lexington will be at the Campbell House on South Broadway starting Monday from 8am to 6pm until further notice.
The SBA's mission in a disaster is to provide the funding to help people make themselves whole again.
But you don't have to own a business to get help from the SBA.
Directors say they provide long term low interest loans for example for home owners who have had damage to their personal residence.