Residents of 22 more counties now qualify for personal disaster assistance

Individuals living in counties in red now qualify for grants and low-interest loans to help recover from flooding earlier this year. Individuals living in counties in red now qualify for grants and low-interest loans to help recover from flooding earlier this year.
Individuals living in counties in red now qualify for grants and low-interest loans to help recover from flooding earlier this year.
Individuals living in counties in red now qualify for grants and low-interest loans to help recover from flooding earlier this year.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added 22 more counties to the list of those qualifying for grants to individuals to help recover from widespread flooding in February and March.

Initially, only nine counties were approved for individual assistance, which can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, or low-cost loans for uninsured losses. Those counties included Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Breathitt, Clay, Estill, Lee and Powell.

Local counties now qualifying for individual assistance include Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher and Perry counties.

Residents and businesses in the disaster area can begin the process of applying for assistance by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.