The federal government has approved individual assistance funding for people whose property was damaged in flooding that hit Bell, Knox and Perry counties in June, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced Friday.
The decision means people can apply for money to help with home repair and other costs incurred from the flooding.
The floods caused one death and millions of dollars' worth of damage in Eastern Kentucky.
A presidential disaster declaration covered Bell, Knox, Perry, Breathitt, Knott, Lee and Magoffin counties.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved financial assistance earlier for local governments and some non-profit agencies in those counties, and for the state.
Individual assistance has been approved only in Bell, Knox and Perry counties so far.
People can register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY (text telephone for the deaf) at 1-800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 1-800-621-3362, according to the news release.
People can register online at Disasterassistance.gov, or at M.fema.gov on smartphones or tablets, Rogers said.