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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than $16.5 million in assistance has been paid out so far to claims for flooding and related damage in nine Kentucky counties.

Kentucky homeowners and renters who sustained losses from the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 27 through March 14 in BreathittClay, Estill, Floyd, Johnson, Lee, Magoffin, Marin and Powell counties may be eligible for assistance from FEMA.

  • FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $14.8 million in flood insurance claims in Kentucky. About 600 claims have been submitted. A major disaster declaration is not required for flood insurance to pay. Claims may be submitted from any county.
  • For losses not covered by insurance, FEMA has approved more than $1.7 million in Individual Assistance disaster grants for Kentucky homeowners and renters. Grants may help…

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