The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Kentucky officials are opening disaster recovery centers in Lawrence and Madison counties.
The recovery centers will help individuals and business owners who sustained losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides from April 2 through April 17.
According to a FEMA news release, the centers will officially open at noon Thursday and remain open regularly from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to those who suffered losses in Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott counties. People will be able to get assistance at the centers in disaster-related subjects, including registration; checking on cases; questions about claims; and reviewing information needed to process a claim.
People should register for assistance before visiting a center. To register, go to DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. The telephone number will work from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.
The centers are located at:
■ Lawrence County Community Center, 180 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, KY 41230
■ Madison County Emergency Management, Joint Information Center, 558 S. Keeneland Dr., Richmond, KY 40475