Second Disaster Recovery Center Open in Louisville

May 19, 2015

830 Individuals Have Already Registered

A second disaster recovery center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Louisville.  FEMA specialists are available at The Beechmont Community Center at 205 W. Wellington Avenue, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  The other Louisville center is located at 8501 Preston Highway at Okolona Fire Station and has the same hours of operation.

FEMA has reported that as of close of business on May 18, 2015, 830 individuals in Louisville/Jefferson County have registered, of which 217 did so at the Disaster Recovery Center.

Again, 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 survivors who suffered losses.

Specialists can assist with registration, check an individual's case, answer questions about an application, or review information needed to process an application.

Survivors who sustained losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides April 2 through April 17, 2015, should register for assistance before visiting a center.

Survivors can register by using the following methods: 

  • Online
  • By calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585, Video Relay Service 800-621-3362).
  • By smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time seven days a week until further notice.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and essential home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

The Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

To learn more about what preventive measures to take before, during and after an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.