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Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers released the following public information message urging eligible southern and eastern Kentuckians to seek and register for disaster assistance. Rogers has also established a Disaster Relief Page from his congressional website to provide Kentuckians with basic information on obtaining disaster assistance, avoiding fraud, volunteering, and storm-related questions.

Click here to download an mp3 audio statement from Congressman Rogers encouraging Kentuckians to sign up for disaster relief aid.

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Mp3 verbatim:

“This is Congressman Hal Rogers. As you know, almost every county in our region took a serious hit during this recent spate of tornadoes and severe storms. My heart goes out to those in our community who are reeling from the loss of a loved one, damaged home, or dealing with a storm-related injury. These are tough times, but we are an even tougher people when we work together. To speed recovery along, it is critical for affected families and businesses to register for federal assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center, calling 800-621-FEMA or online at Much work is ahead of us, but I am confident that we can rebound and rebuild even stronger.”

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. Eligibility for Public Assistance (available to state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations for repairs/emergency work) is still being evaluated at this time.

Individuals and local businesses claiming a storm-related loss and seeking assistance from storm damages 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 In order to apply for individual assistance, an applicant should have on hand his/her social security number, current and pre-disaster address, telephone number to be contacted, insurance information, total household annual income, bank routing and account numbers, and a description of losses that were caused by the disaster. 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 Kentucky’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit