FEMA: More than $64M in aid OK’d after Kentucky tornadoes

March 14, 2022 GMT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than $64 million in federal assistance has been approved for people in Kentucky affected by 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.

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 Dec. 10-11.

Monday is the last day for homeowners and renters who had damage or losses to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. To do so, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call (800) 621-3362.

The agency said more than 6,900 people have visited disaster recovery centers operating in 16 counties.