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Disaster aid to 6 Kentucky counties grows; deadlines near

More than $12.5 million has been awarded in disaster grants and loans to residents of Carter, Lewis, Madison, Pike and Rowan counties after July storms and floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday.

That figure has grown by about $4 million since totals were released in mid-August.

More than 2,300 Kentuckians have registered for FEMA federal disaster assistance. The deadline for registration is Sept. 21.

According to the FEMA announcement, the aid total includes:

■ $8.1 million to cover housing expenses, including home repairs and replacement.

■ $725,000 in "other needs" assistance to replace personal belongings and pay for medical, dental, funeral and other costs.

■ $3.5 million in low-interest Small Business Administration loans.

For information about SBA programs, call toll-free 1-800-659-2955 or go to

Victims also can go to a FEMA disaster recovery center, or call 1-800-621-3362 or go to