FEMA application deadline is approaching for flooded Kentucky counties
The clock is ticking for victims of the eastern Kentucky flooding who want to apply for individual assistance from FEMA.
For 13 hard-hit eastern Kentucky counties, the window is closing on the application process with the federal agency set to stop accepting new claims on Wednesday, September 28.
But in the meantime, Gov. Andy Beshear has been consistent in his message that applicants should keep the pressure on, even if it appears a claim has been initially deemed non-eligible.
"This is ongoing. People should continue to push your claim. Appeal, appeal, appeal. Get whatever extra documentation you need. Don't stop. Keep pressing."Gov. Andy Beshear
That's the governor earlier this month, when he said that pressure — along with high-level criticism from Frankfort and Washington — has helped increase the percentage of accepted claims. As of September 8, just over half of applications had been approved for at least some assistance.
For those still wishing to apply, there are multiple options, ranging from a call to 800-621-3362 to registering through disasterassistance.gov or FEMA's smartphone app.