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Metro Newsroom

Johnson reminds flooding victims FEMA deadline for assistance is approaching

Friday September 18, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Some 8,000 residents of District 21 who may have been affected by flash flooding received an important reminder in the mail recently. The deadline to apply for FEMA help is approaching.

The message came from Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21).

“Its now been about six weeks since the flooding of August 4th and I want to make sure anyone who might need financial help is aware of every resource available to them,” says Johnson. “Not only in District 21, but anyone who was affected in Louisville Metro needs to take advantage of what the federal government is offering

Johnson’s office recently mailed FEMA loan information to some 8,000 homes in District 21. It shows flood victims how to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The information provided an 800 number as well as how to apply for aid online. It detailed what information FEMA requires to make a claim.

“I cannot stress it enough, help is there for those who need it financially if you are trying to get life back to normal,” says Johnson. “You need to apply to see how FEMA might help.”

The deadline for FEMA applications is October 13th.

Johnson has already encouraged District 21 residents to take advantage of MSD’s Backflow Prevention Program. A mailing to some 11,000 household went out early in September telling homeowners how to sign up for the backflow program.

Dan Johnson (D) 21