City, county documenting flood damage for FEMA

The city of Paducah and McCracken County Emergency Management are looking for information from folks affected by recent flash flooding, the city said Monday. 

City spokeswoman Pam Spencer said the city and county are gathering information to send to the Federal Emergency Management Agency about how many people experienced flood damage in the July 7 weather event.

Neither the city nor the county has been declared a disaster area, but Spencer said the information will be used to determine whether they qualify. The city and county need to provide documentation of the locations damaged and degree of damage to FEMA. 

Paducahans affected by the flash flooding can call 270-444-8527 to report damage. Folks living outside the city limits in McCracken County can call 270-448-1530.

Spencer said information will be collected through Friday, July 24. When you report damage, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Type of damage include numbers of vehicles and the square footage of your home, if damaged
  4. Insurance coverage (Are you covered by flood insurance or any other type of insurance?)
  5. Phone number
  6. Email (if available)

Spencer said if you had flood damage and have started to make repairs, you should keep all receipts and take pictures of damaged items, documenting all items that were destroyed. 

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