Local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in Floyd, Knott, Owsley and Pike counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance grants for debris removal and permanent work to repair public facilities that were damaged by the July flooding, FEMA announced in a statement Aug. 7.
If you live in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Owsley, Perry or Pike counties and had a privately-owned road or bridge damaged or destroyed by the flooding that began July 26, FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may provide financial assistance for replacement or repairs.
(Hazard, Ky.) – In response to the flooding that has devastated much of the region it serves, Bluegrass Care Navigators (BCN) will shift the focus of its annual Radio Day fundraiser in Hazard to instead request donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.
Prestonsburg Utilities Commission Superintendent Brian Music recently released a statement summarizing the local effect of the recent flooding event.
FEMA mobile registration centers are now open in Floyd and Pike counties to help Kentucky flood survivors who experienced uninsured loss from the flooding that began July 26.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners Aug. 9 through Aug. 12. Screenings will be provided through the NIOSH mobile testing unit at locations in Hazard and Pikeville. Call, 1-888-480-4042, to schedu…
Eastern Kentucky business owners impacted by recent flood damage can access up to $5,000 in low-interest loan funds, thanks to a new emergency financing program created by Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp. (SKED).
Local weather enthusiast and YouTube personality Ryan Hall was joined by numerous volunteers, as well as businesses such as Prestonsburg’s Copperhead Gun and Range and Cowboy’s Auto Sales in East Point in putting together a caravan delivering supplies to victims of the Eastern Kentucky flood…
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was back in Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to assess damage caused by last week’s record-setting floods.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass met with local superintendents on Aug. 1 to ensure the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) addresses the real-time needs of districts most impacted by severe flooding that has devastated parts of Eastern Kentucky.
As Floyd County Judge-Executive Robbie Williams along with other local and state officials continue to assess damage caused by last week’s record flooding in Eastern Kentucky, more precipitation is expected in the coming days, which could hamper cleanup and relief efforts.
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Kentucky following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on July 26.
The Floyd County Board of Education voted in a special meeting on Aug. 2 to amend the school calendar due to the devastating flooding which recently struck Floyd County,
On July 31, Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on rescue and recovery efforts in flood-stricken Eastern Kentucky and related deaths from the flooding. The Governor also announced the beginning of an application process for individual disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Manageme…