More than $64 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in Kentucky affected by the deadly storms and tornadoes three months ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.
Some of the aid has been in the form of temporary housing in Caldwell, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, and Warren counties. Other counties eligible for assistance include Barren, Christian, Fulton, Hart, Hickman, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Ohio, and Taylor County.
The total includes FEMA grants, U.S. Small Business Administration loans, National Flood Insurance Program claims, and Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Nearly 80 people were killed when the nighttime storms roared through Kentucky on December 10 and 11, 2021.
Monday, March 14 is the last day for homeowners and renters who had damage or losses to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. Applicants will have until 11:59 p.m. to submit their applications.
To do so, go to their assistance website, use the FEMA mobile app, or call (800) 621-3362. Here is what you will need when you apply:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
- Your Social Security Number
- A general list of damage and losses
- Banking information if you choose direct deposit
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name
- If you cannot locate important documents, FEMA will help you identify other ways to verify your information.
The agency said more than 6,900 people have visited disaster recovery centers operating in 16 counties.
Also be aware, applying with other agencies such as the American Red Cross or with the Commonwealth of Kentucky does not make you eligible for FEMA assistance.