As local, state, and federal officials continue to work to provide assistance to flood victims and communities throughout Eastern Kentucky, it is important to take account of the damages to your home and property.
Here are the steps you need to take now to apply for assistance.
- Step 1: Take photos of all damage. This includes your home, exterior buildings, property, and belongings.
- Step 2: Make a list of all damaged or lost items.
- Step 3: If you have insurance, file your claim as soon as you can. You must file a claim if you have insurance.
- Step 4: Apply for assistance.
President Joe Biden declared portions of Eastern Kentucky a major disaster on July 29, opening the doors for federal aid and resources to the region. The counties included are Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe counties.
This declaration also includes assistance from FEMA. This can take some time, but once FEMA is on the ground, you’ll have access to a variety of services and assistance if eligible. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Housing Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Lodging Reimbursement
- Home Repair
- Home Replacement
- Property Repair
- Medical/Dental Expenses
- Child Care Assistance
- Cleaning/Debris Removal
Other individual assistance programs include:
- Crisis Counseling
- Disaster Unemployment
- Legal Services
You can see a full list of Individual Assistance provided by FEMA here.