There are many ways to help Kentucky flood victims. Click on the links to learn more.
Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund
Governor Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system beginning July 26, 2022. All donations to the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. Donate here https://secure.kentucky.gov/FormSe…/Finance/EKYFloodRelief
Red Cross resources
· Local Red Cross locator https://www.redcross.org/local/kentucky.html
· Red Cross Smartphone Apps https://www.redcross.org/…/how-to…/mobile-apps.html
· Safety steps to follow after flooding https://www.redcross.org/…/Prepare-for-Severe-Weather…
· Red Cross Twitter feed (including updated emergency housing locations) https://mobile.twitter.com/kyredcross
United Way of Kentucky
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects callers to information and services in times of need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Please call if you are seeking resources such as clothing, food or programs for your family.
Emergency Housing and Temporary Shelters
For a list of shelters and temporary housing, visit the Governor’s flood resource page https://governor.ky.gov/FloodResources
Red Cross emergency shelter locations https://www.redcross.org/…/find-an-open-shelter.html
Those impacted by flooding in Breathitt, Clay, Knott, Letcher or Perry counties can apply for individual assistance by calling 800-621-3362, going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, or using the FEMA App (available on Google Play or in the Apple App Store).
Announcement of additional funding approval
Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides – DR-4663-KYhttps://www.fema.gov/disaster/4663
Governor signs Executive Order prohibiting price gouging
On July 28, Gov. Beshear issued an Executive Order prohibiting price gouging during the State of Emergency related to flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Read the Executive Order here. https://governor.ky.gov/…/20220728_Executive-Order_2022…
Suspected price gouging can be reported to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 502-696-5485 or by visiting ag.ky.gov/pricegouging
Governor signs Executive Order suspending fees for licenses
Today, Gov. Beshear signed an executive order to suspend fees for replacement driver’s licenses and permits, as well as replacement of motor vehicle registration and titles.
The Kentucky Department for Library and Archives (KDLA) provides assistance and guidance for records preservation and damage mitigation for agency records, especially following natural disasters like the recent flooding in eastern Kentucky.
Kentuckians affected by the storms, flooding and mudslides that began July 26, 2022, do not need to wait to begin cleanup efforts. Read more about how individuals should document damage during cleanup efforts for insurance and how to clean up safely.
Dedicated site for Eastern Kentucky transportation updates from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, including bridge closures and state road closures/conditions.
Read more here https://ekytransportation-kytc.hub.arcgis.com/
U.S. Department of Labor guide sheets and information including chainsaw and downed power line safety and cleanup hazards to be avoided.
Read more here https://www.dol.gov/general/disasterrecovery#Safe