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Today, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will be open in Menifee and Johnson counties effective immediately to help Kentuckians with property damage and other setbacks from the recent severe storms and tornados.  The centers will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week, until March 18 when the centers will be open Monday-Saturday only.

“I am pleased to see FEMA taking the necessary steps to help families get back on their feet and begin the process of recovery,” says Rogers. “Staff at these centers will provide face-to-face support for applicants and assist them in putting their lives back together. We’ve got a long way to go, and while this process won’t be without its challenges, I believe we’re moving in the right direction.  Thanks again to the countless volunteers, guardsmen, and first responders continuing to serve and support our communities during this difficult time.”

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, Kentucky State Unemployment Services and other agencies will be present at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The center for Johnson County is located at:

Paintsville Recreation Center

232 Preston St.

Paintsville, KY 41240

The center for Menifee County is located at:   

Menifee County Fire Station 1

44 McCausey Ridge Road

Frenchburg, KY 40322

Survivors are encouraged to register for federal assistance prior to visiting. There are three ways to register with FEMA for help or information regarding disaster assistance:

  1. Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in many languages. Disaster applicants who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 800-621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, every day. 
  2. Register online at
  3. Register using a tablet or smartphone by visiting

More disaster specific information can be found on the KYEM website.

Congressman Rogers and Kentucky Emergency Management urge anyone who has storm damage, to their residence or other property, to document the damage by photographing or video recording it, if possible, maintain a list of any repairs and keep repair receipts. Report the damage and location to your county emergency manager. However, survivors must still register with FEMA to be considered for federal disaster assistance.

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