FEMA information to avoid delays

Storms knocked down a large tree, blocking all lanes of Highway 89 in Estill County on 08/20-19

KENTUCKY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Homeowners and tenants in Kentucky who signed up for FEMA Disaster Assistance for help after severe storms, floods, landslides and landslides Feb. 27 to March 14 are expected to stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track.

FEMA has already provided nearly $ 870,000 in grants to Kentucky homeowners and tenants for damages and needs not covered by insurance.

According to FEMA, survivors should update their contact information as soon as possible as FEMA may need to reach them to perform virtual home inspections or obtain additional information.

FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits for disaster assistance into their checking or savings accounts.

Survivors should notify FEMA as soon as possible of any changes to their banking information.

It is important to note that FEMA Disaster Assistance Checks cannot be forwarded. If you cannot access your home address, you can ask the postal service to hold your mail.

Survivors who have registered with FEMA can update their contact information in the following ways:

  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Download the FEMA application
  • Call 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Disaster survivors who are deaf, have a speech or hearing impairment, and use TTY can call 800-462-7585.
  • Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) can call 800-621-3362.

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