FEMA centers to open in Pike County

Pike County officials said they expect Federal Emergency Management Agency centers to open at the mouths of Raccoon Creek and Harless Creek on Tuesday.

The centers will help residents apply for aid grants and loans to help repair damage from a storm and floods July 17. Residents also may apply online at or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Damage assessments from Wednesday's storm and flooding in Carter, Elliott, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason and Rowan counties were continuing Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear's office reported.

A radio fund-raiser by the Pike Ministerial Association, East Kentucky Broadcasting and Pikeville Medical Center raised $153,715 and seven truckloads of donated items for flood victims Sunday.

Anyone needing aid may contact the hospital's chaplain, Randy Johnson, at (606) 218-3915. Donors may send checks to Pike Ministerial Association, in care of Pikeville Medical Center, 911 By-Pass Road, Pikeville, Ky., 41501.

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