8:46am

Wed May 11, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Flood Damage Assessment Begins

Flood waters have receded from some homes in western Kentucky’s river counties. Teams are assessing damage to determine whether some counties may be eligible for F-E-M-A individual recovery assistance. FEMA’s Nick Morici says it’s OK for people to start cleaning up before their homes have been assessed.

“What we do recommend however is take plenty of pictures, make documentation, communicate with your local emergency manager, your county emergency manager, let them know that damage did take place in the home,” said Morici.

FEMA is setting up a home base in Frankfort to oversee operations. 24 counties are under a presidential disaster declaration. Morici says more could be added after the assessment is complete. There’s no timetable for when that will be.