FEMA Extends Deadline for Federal Assistance to July 23

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, July 8, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Federal Emergency Management Associaiton (FEMA) has extended the assistance application deadline for Clark County residents impacted by severe storms earlier this year.

Residents now have until July 23 to request help from damage caused by flooding, mudslides and landslides occuring between February 27 and March 14, 2021.

Homeowners and renters in Clark and surounding counties who have been affected by recent severe flooding are eligible and encouraged to register.

Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov

If it is not possible to register online, residents may download the FEMA app and register on a smartphone or tablet, or call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

Residents requesting assistance should have the following information available to register:

• Address of the damaged primary dwelling where damage occurred

• Current mailing address

• Current telephone number

• Social Security number

• Your insurance information

• Total household annual income

• Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts so FEMA may directly transfer disaster assistance funds, and

A general description of disaster damage and losses.

For more information on Kentucky’s disaster recovery, visit https://kyem.ky.gov and www.fema.gov/disaster/4595. You may also follow FEMA on www.facebook.com/fema and Twitter @FEMARegion4.