Kentucky – Severe, Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides

Page last updated: 09/17/2021


Kentucky Severe, Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4595)

The state of Kentucky was afflicted by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides between February 27th and March 14th of 2021. On April 23rd, President Biden declared a federal disaster, and on July 6th the deadline to apply was extended.

People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:

  • Anderson
  • Boyd
  • Breathitt
  • Clark
  • Clay
  • Estill
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Greenup
  • Jackson
  • Jessamine
  • Johnson
  • Knott
  • Laurel
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Leslie
  • Letcher
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Magoffin
  • Martin
  • Morgan
  • Owsley
  • Perry
  • Powell
  • Pulaski
  • Rockcastle
  • Warren
  • Woodford

A free legal assistance hotline has been set up for residents of these counties who were affected by this disaster. For more information, please see the press release here.

Important Deadlines

FEMA Application Deadline

Extended Deadline - Friday, July 23, 2021

Appeal your FEMA decision letter

Within 60 days of the date on the determination letter.

Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) Assistance Deadline

The extended deadline is Monday, June 28, 2021, for flood-affected residents who lived or worked in the following counties between Feb. 26 and March 14, 2021, which received an Individual Assistance Declaration from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Anderson, Boyd, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Greenup, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Laurel, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Warren, and Woodford.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Deadline

Friday, July 9, 2021

FEMA Assistance

Applications for FEMA Assistance can be submitted by:

Phone: Contact FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585.

Online: Fill out the application at DisasterAssistance.gov

In-Person: You can also fill out the application at a FEMA Disaster Resource Center (DRC).

Mobile Registration Intake Center: MRICs move around regularly. They will be in an area for a short period of time to help survivors who need registration help. Visit FEMA’s disaster declaration webpage to find more information about the Mobile Registration Intake Center locations and hours.

Disaster Recovery Center: To find a Disaster Recovery Center near you, use the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s DRC locator or text “DRC” and your zip code to 43362 (4FEMA) to locate a Disaster Recovery Center in your area.

  • FEMA Fact Sheet: Remote Inspections

    Due to the COVID-19 nationwide emergency declared by Former President Trump and the need to protect the safety and health of all Americans; FEMA will conduct remote home inspections for disaster survivors until further notice.

    This fact sheet provides information about that process. It includes links to PDF and plain text versions.

    As of June 1, 2022, FEMA is beginning to transition back to in- home inspections. Remote inspections may still occur if conditions make them necessary again.

  • What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Assistance (English)

    Created by FEMA, this handout provides a basic overview what to expect after you have applied for assistance.

  • What to Expect After You Apply for FEMA Assistance (Spanish)

    Este folleto, creado por FEMA, brinda una descripción general básica de lo que puede esperar después de haber solicitado asistencia.

Safety and Shelter Resources

Please check your local news and local officials for the latest safety and shelter resources.

Access information on Safety and Shelter assistance through the resources below.

A free legal assistance hotline has been set up for residents of these counties who were affected by this disaster. For more information, please see the press release here.

Low-income individuals facing legal issues as a result of these severe storms and flooding may call 1-844-478-0099. Callers should identify that they are seeking storm or flooding related legal assistance, should identify the county in which they are located, and be prepared to provide a phone number where they can be reached by an attorney.

  • ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Hotline

    (888) 743-5749

    To help meet the growing legal needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has teamed up with RingCentral Inc. to create a national hotline to connect the Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) with those seeking civil legal services.

  • Kentucky Bar Association

    (502) 564-3795

    514 W Main St.
    Frankfort, KY 40601

    Professional association of lawyers.

  • Kentucky Legal Aid


    1700 Destiny Lane
    Bowling Green, KY, 42104

    Provides free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people in South Central and Western Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Justice Online

    Kentucky Justice Online is a free service that allows eligible Kentucky residents to post non-criminal legal questions to pro bono attorneys. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state’s website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.

    Kentucky Justice Online is administered by The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky which comprises of the Legal Aid Society, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund and Kentucky Legal Aid. These legal service programs provide free legal representation to eligible clients with civil legal problems.

  • Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky


    120 N. Front Ave.
    Prestonsburg, KY 41653

    Provides free civil legal services to low-income people in eastern and south-central Kentucky.

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