Gov. Beshear: FEMA staff available for in-person help at support centers following historic storms

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Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - On Tuesday, Governor Andy Beshear, Kentucky Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that FEMA staff will be available to meet in person with those affected by severe storms and flooding at Individual Assistance Registration Support Centers in Breathitt, Johnson, and Powell Counties.

“We appreciate FEMA continuing to partner with us to help Kentuckians rebuild from the devastating flooding,” said Gov. Beshear. “The historic storms significantly harmed some of our communities and we will continue to work with our partners to help our neighbors as they recover.”

The staff will be available on Saturday, June 5th as well as Monday and Tuesday, June 6th-7th to answer questions and help with disaster assistance applications.

“We welcome the new addition of the Mobile Registration Support Centers staffed by FEMA representatives to assist our families and homeowners impacted by the recent record flooding event,” said Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management. “This unique COVID-safe solution is one the many options available to our citizens to encourage registration for Individual Assistance (IA) during the remaining timeframe. Thanks to our FEMA partners for this engagement.”

FEMA staff ask that you have the following information available to register:

  • Address of the damaged primary dwelling where damage occurred;
  • Current mailing address;
  • Current telephone number;
  • Social Security number;
  • Your insurance information;
  • Total household annual income;
  • Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts so FEMA may directly transfer disaster assistance funds;
  • A description of disaster damage and losses.

Representatives will be at the locations below to offer an easy way to assist with FEMA registration, answer questions about appeals, and scan documents into applicants’ case files. Masks or face coverings are required for entry and service.

Powell County

Clay City Church of God, 4200 Main Street, Clay City, Kentucky 40312

Breathitt County

Old Montessori School, 422 Jett Drive, Jackson, Kentucky 41339

Johnson County

City of Paintsville Tourism Welcome Center, 100 Stave Branch Road, Paintsville, Kentucky 41256

Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all three dates mentioned above. Appointments are not necessary.

You can also register by calling (800) 621-3362 or (800) 462-7585 or by visiting FEMA’s website at or downloading the FEMA app.

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