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FEMA disaster assistance center opens in Lexington

A disaster assistance center opened in Lexington Wednesday to help people hit hard by last month's flooding.

The FEMA center will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. until June 30, and be closed on Sunday.

It is located at Centenary United Methodist Church on Tates Creek Road.

"It's a place where you can come to talk, get things explained by caring individuals, and they'll walk you through it step by step to make sure people get the assistance they need," Michael Skeels with FEMA said.

Prior to visiting a Disaster Relief Center from FEMA, you should register online or by telephone to receive a 9-digit registration number. Flood victims may also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

The deadline for applying for assistance is July 12.

To date, more than 6,000 Kentuckians have applied for assistance with FEMA.

The organization has distributed more than $14.5 million in assistance funds because of the flooding.

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