FRANKFORT, Ky. – The two remaining disaster recovery centers in Louisville, which are operated by the commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. (EDT) and reopen as disaster loan outreach centers on Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m.
April storm survivors can continue to call FEMA’s toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) or go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
The two Jefferson County centers that will close on Thursday are located at 205 W. Wellington Ave. (Beechmont Community Center) and 8501 Preston Highway (fire station) in Louisville.
Survivors who suffered losses during the severe storms in April in Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott counties can register using the following methods:
- Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- By calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362).
- By smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and essential home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The disaster loan outreach centers that will open in Louisville will be operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) until further notice.
The loan centers focus on funds needed for long-term rebuilding and recovery. Businesses, homeowners and renters will be able to talk individually with SBA representatives.
Small businesses and most nonprofits with or without physical damage may apply for an economic injury disaster loan, which is a working capital loan to help with disaster-related cash flow problems.
Businesses, homeowners and renters may check on the status or ask any questions about their SBA disaster loan application at the loan centers.
Survivors with questions about an SBA disaster loan application can also call the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.
To learn more about what preventive measures to take before, during and after an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.