Rogers Announces Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Relief
FEMA Rebuilding Specialists to Offer Technical Assistance
Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that President Obama has extended the recent federal disaster declaration to include the counties of Ballard, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Pendleton, Trimble and Wolfe for Public Assistance. Public Assistance is available to state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations for the repair and replacement of roads, bridges, utilities, schools, and similar public facilities. In addition, this week Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation specialists will be visiting Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in Kentucky, offering rebuilding advice and answering questions about the severe storms and tornadoes that hit Kentucky.
“While my region is facing tough times, I am encouraged by the amount of volunteers and donations being poured out to those in need,” says Rogers. “For each of the communities that have banned together to lend a hand or donate needed goods and services, you are moving us one step forward towards recovery. With the extension of counties eligible for Public Assistance, and the help of FEMA specialists in the cleanup process, I am confident that Kentuckians will come out of this disaster stronger than they were before.”
This week Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mitigation specialists will be visiting local hardware stores in Kentucky, offering rebuilding advice and technical assistance. Representatives will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster and offering other home improvement tips and techniques. Topics will include safe room construction, flood- and wind-resistant building methods, wind straps and other measures to make homes stronger and safer.
Location addresses and hours of the FEMA Mitigation Team visits are as follows:Campbell County: Lowe’s Home Improvement
2369 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Wednesday, March 21 – Tuesday, March 27: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Johnson County: Lowe’s Home Improvement
A total of 14 Kentucky counties are now eligible for Public Assistance, including Ballard, Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan, Pendleton, Trimble, and Wolfe. Public Assistance is available to state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations for repairs and emergency work.
A total of 21 counties in the Commonwealth are eligible for Individual Assistance, including, Bath, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Grayson, Johnson, Kenton, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Meniffee, Morgan, Montgomery, Ohio, Pendleton, Rowan, Russell, Trimble and Wolfe counties. Individual Assistance is available to individuals and households for certain storm-related services/repairs.
All storm victims should begin the registration process whether or not their home counties have been designated for federal assistance. These individuals should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585 for persons with speech or hearing disabilities. Additional information about this disaster and required forms to apply for assistance are available at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/. The disaster declaration number is FEMA-4057-DR.
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit www.halrogers.house.gov.