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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Rowan County to Help Kentucky Storm Survivors

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:09

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Rowan County to Help Kentucky Storm Survivors

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – A disaster recovery center operated by the commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open at noon Tuesday, May 12, in Rowan County.

The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Saturday. The Rowan center is located at 314 Bridge St. (Morehead City Administration Building) in Morehead.

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Two Disaster Recovery Centers To Open

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 13:49

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Two disaster recovery centers operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open at noon Friday, May 8, in Carter and Jefferson counties.

The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The centers are located at 671 South State Highway 7 (Utility Commission Building) in Grayson and 8501 Preston Highway (Fire Station No. 1) in Louisville.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Declaration

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 20:17

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Commonwealth of Kentucky

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 20:11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the severe winter storm, snowstorm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of March 3-9, 2015.

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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps For Polk County Ready For Public Viewing

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:39

ATLANTA– Newly revised digital flood insurance rate maps for Polk County, Fla. will be available for residents to review at three public open houses during the week of May 11, 2015. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Nine Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:37

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved nine additional counties for the State of Tennessee’s recent disaster declaration from the severe winter storm of Feb. 15-22.

Claiborne, Cocke, Davidson, DeKalb, Greene, Hawkins, Pickett, Rhea and Wayne counties join the list of 36 other counties already receiving federal assistance as a result of the presidential disaster declaration signed April 2, 2015.

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Hazard Mitigation Grant Workshop Scheduled

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:34

ATLANTA—The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold one workshop on June 10, 2015 to explain a hazard mitigation program that funds projects that reduce or eliminate damage from future disasters.

A portion of the federal funding made available for disaster response and recovery from the February winter storm is allocated for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The program provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation projects.

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