Christian County residents now eligible for FEMA disaster aid

Christian County was one of six counties added to the federal disaster declaration on Thursday.

Residents of Christian County affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on Dec. 10 and 11 are now eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Christian County was one of six counties added to the federal disaster declaration through an amendment issued Thursday. Hart, Hickman, Logan, Lyon and Ohio counties also are now eligible for assistance through the program, which allows residents — including renters — to apply for temporary housing assistance, basic home repairs and certain other uninsured disaster-related needs.

Initially, the declaration only covered Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor and Warren counties.

Residents in the designated counties can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. When you apply, you will need to provide:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Assistance is also available at FEMA mobile registration centers, including a center at First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, 960 Industrial Park Rd. Residents impacted the storms can visit the mobile unit and meet with FEMA staff and representatives of other federal and state agencies from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 23. They can also get help uploading documents.

Additional resources and information are available here.

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Julia Hunter is co-founder and engagement editor of Hoptown Chronicle. She began her journalism career as a reporter and news editor at the Kentucky New Era and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she serves as the membership & communications director for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Reach her at julia@hoptownchronicle.org and find her on Twitter at @JuliaMHunter.