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How to get emergency help after Kentucky tornado disaster

By on December 14th, 2021

Tagged As: Housing Expert Tips

Aerial photo of tornado damage near Mayfield, KY. Photo by weather.gov.
Aerial photo of tornado damage near Mayfield, KY.
Photo by weather.gov

As Kentucky recovers from the devastating tornadoes of December 10th, emergency services have geared up to help.

On December 12th, President Biden declared the following Kentucky counties as disaster areas: Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor, and Warren County. 

This means federal agencies such as FEMA will be used to supplement local and Commonwealth recovery efforts.

If you are in need of emergency services in Kentucky:

Also, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing immediate foreclosure relief for families who have FHA insured mortgages and to Native American borrowers guaranteed under the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program. For assistance, call your loan servicer or FHA’s Resource Center at 1-800-304-9320

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear asked Kentuckians who live in hard hit communities but are safe and have power to “stay off the roads.” 

Beshear said, “Let our first responders get to everybody. Don’t go to these areas to see it. We need to make sure those who do this work can do it at the fastest possible speed.”

For more information on what to do before, during, and after a disaster, read our Housing and Natural Disasters Guide here.

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Robin Lovelace

Robin Lovelace, Affordable Housing Online's Housing Policy Specialist, is a retired Housing Choice Voucher Policy Analyst. She worked for 17 years in various roles for housing authorities in the State of Indiana. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Robin also writes fiction and has been published in various literary magazines. Her latest novella, Savonne, Not Vonny, won the 2019 Etchings Press Prize and in October of 2021, her short story Uncle, won the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for fiction.