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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) reminded individuals today of the approaching July 12, 2010 deadline to request individual assistance from FEMA. Individuals who reside within the counties eligible for disaster assistance as a result of the May severe storms, flash flooding, and mudslides are urged to submit their applications with FEMA as soon as possible.

“As our communities begin to recover from the devastating flooding and damage from the May storms, I want to remind everyone to submit their claims to FEMA,” said Rogers. “While more work remains, it is important to follow-up with FEMA and ensure that those eligible have completed the proper paperwork so that claims can be processed and the clean-up can continue.”

FEMA will accept registrations for disaster assistance until Monday, July 12, at 8pm EST. Registering for disaster assistance is simple. You can apply online anytime at, or by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open every day from 7am to 10pm EST. Anyone who had damage from the disaster should register even if they’re not sure if they qualify. The FEMA process is completely separate from the Commonwealth, local emergency management agencies, the Red Cross and other charitable organizations. For additional information about this disaster visit and

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 on the May flooding visit