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Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) reminded individuals today of the approaching September 21, 2010 deadline to request individual assistance from FEMA. Individuals in Pike County who were impacted by the flash flooding on July 17, 2010 are urged to submit their applications with FEMA as soon as possible.

“I want to urge all eligible Pike County residents to register with FEMA as soon as possible,” said Rogers. “There is no doubt that more work remains as we continue to rebuild from the devastating July flash flooding. Therefore it is vital area families submit claims to FEMA by next week’s deadline in order to receive federal assistance which could include temporary housing, reconstruction assistance, and food allowance. As we continue the restoration process of getting our small businesses up and running and Pike County families back into their homes, I cannot stress enough how important it is to set aside time to sit down with FEMA agents and go over your storm-related losses.”

FEMA will accept registrations for disaster assistance until Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6pm EST. Registering for disaster assistance is simple. Pike County residents can apply online anytime at, or by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. People who have already registered can call the same number for the Helpline if they have questions or additional information to provide. FEMA recovery specialists and SBA representatives are providing in-person help at two Disaster Recovery Centers in Pike County. These centers will be open 8 am to 6pm daily until Friday, September 17, 2010, when they will close permanently. The centers are located adjacent to Community Funeral Home, 4902 Zebulon Highway, Pikeville, and in Riverside Apostolic Church, 10519 Regina Belcher Highway, Marrowbone (Elkhorn City).

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 Pike County flooding visit .