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FEMA Assistance Centers Open This Week In Eastern Kentucky Counties

Corinne Boyer

Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance Centers opened Thursday for residents impacted by flooding in Estill, Magoffin, and Martin Counties. More than $25 million dollars in federal aid has been approved for Kentucky residents. 

Face-to-face help is coming to homeowners and renters in 31 Kentucky Counties who suffered property damage or loss from the late February to mid-March flooding.  FEMA staff will be on hand to help with registration, answer questions about appeals, and scan documents into applicants’ case files.  No appointments are necessary.   FEMA Spokesperson Hattie Stallworth said assistance is also available for legal questions.   “We also want people who cannot afford legal assistance to know that there is free legal help available for low income individuals.  So, we want them to take advantage of that as well,” said Stallworth. 

The phone number for legal assistance is 844-478-0099. 

The deadline to apply for federal assistance is Wednesday June 23rd and the deadline to sign up for low-interest disaster loans is one day earlier on June 22nd.  Other centers will open next week in Clay, Floyd, and Lee Counties.  FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid close to $19 million in flood insurance claims in Kentucky.  About 600 have been submitted.   For losses not covered by insurance, more than $4 million in Individual Assistance disaster grants have been approved. 

Find out center locations and more at Two Weeks Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance; More Registration Support Centers Open | FEMA.gov

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