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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Pulaski and Rockcastle counties to better serve those devastated by the early May storms.

“I am glad to see that KYEM and FEMA are opening two new Disaster Recovery Centers to help the people of Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties,” said Rogers. “So many families and small businesses are overwhelmed from the damage caused by the rising flood waters and severe storms and these centers are essential to answering their questions and assisting those who lost so much. While more challenges lie ahead, these centers will start to move things forward so we can begin to rebuild and recover.”

Both the Pulaski and Rockcastle Counties DRC’s will open on Monday, June 14, 2010 and remain open 9am – 6pm Monday through Saturday until further notice. The Pulaski County DRC is located at the Hal Rogers Fire Training Center, 180 Oak Leaf Lane, Building 2, Room 5, in Somerset. The Rockcastle County Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Rockcastle County Court House, 205 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, in Mt. Vernon.

Individuals and local governments 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-1912-DR.

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important initiatives in the fifth Congressional District. Visit Congressman Rogers’ May Storm Update webpage for answers to frequently asked questions at