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If you are a victim of Friday night's tornadoes and storm damage, there are local areas opening up as shelters. The information below was supplied to us by the agency listed. Some information may be dated as circumstances change. We will work to update the information in a timely manner.
Below you will find information shared with Local 6 by Furkidz Pet Hotel of Paducah for tornado survivors who need help with their pets and other animals, and resources for those who have found lost pets.
Graves County Property Valuation Administrator Howel Carr says it’s important for residents and business owners to report their storm damage so their assessment can be adjusted for the coming tax roll.
Since the Dec. 10 tornadoes struck Western Kentucky, FEMA and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have established 18 Disaster Recovery Centers in affected areas of the region.
Kentucky homeowners and renters who had damage during the December storms and tornadoes have about three more weeks to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Disaster Recovery Centers in five Kentucky counties affected by the Dec. 10 tornado outbreak will open late on Thursday due to the snowy weather forecast.
An anonymous donor from Florida has donated vehicles to the Graves County Sheriff's Office and the county school system after several vehicles were destroyed during the Dec. 10 tornado.
GRAVES COUNTY, KY – An anonymous donor from Florida has donated 4 patrol vehicles to the Graves County Sheriff's Office after several of the county's patrol vehicles were destroyed during the Dec. 10 tornado.
To be eligible for that 10% of additional assistance from the state fund, uninsured homeowners and renters must apply for FEMA assistance.
The December tornado outbreak destroyed homes and property. You've seen the rubble and the debris. But the challenges the storm created are not only physical.
The tornado that hit Mayfield more than a month ago destroyed property and livelihoods. To help, the Mayfield Community Foundation gave cars to tornado survivors who lost their vehicles because of the storms.
The Graves County Office of Emergency Management says those who are able to should fill out the form online. Those who cannot complete the online form due to lack of internet access can do so at the Point of Distribution Center.
The family of a 26-year-old delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville is filing a lawsuit.
The first recipient is St. James AME Church, which was badly damaged during the tornado that went through Mayfield last month. It will receive $100,000.
FEMA also announced Friday that seven counties have been newly added to the disaster declaration to receive certain forms of assistance related to the disaster.
President Joe Biden on Friday declared that a major disaster exists in 12 Tennessee counties because of the Dec. 10-11 tornado outbreak. The declaration means Tennesseans in the affected counties can now apply for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Tornadoes hit Marshall and Graves County more than a month ago. Now, people in the west Kentucky counties are displaced and looking for homes.
The candle factory collapsed when a tornado tore through Mayfield on Dec. 10, resulting in nine deaths connected to the factory alone. Across Graves County as a whole, more than 20 people died because of the storms.
Watch First Lady Jill Biden visit a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bowling Green. The First Lady and Gov. Andy Beshear will deliver remarks following their visit.
Watch as First Lady Jill Biden surveys tornado damage in Bowling Green. The First Lady will be joined by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear.
In a video shared on the City of Mayfield Facebook page, Mayfield Mayor Kathy O'Nan provided another update on the latest recovery efforts for the city, and Graves County as a whole.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has signed tornado-relief legislation. The measure will provide an immediate infusion of aid for schools and residents left homeless by the deadly storms last month.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released an update on how much debris from the Dec. 10 tornado outbreak has been removed in Graves County.
The designation allows seven southern Missouri counties to access federal assistance for repairing damaged buildings and other infrastructure, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced in a news release Tuesday.
More than a month after a tornado tore through Mayfield Court Square, court operations started back today but not in the courthouse. It was damaged beyond repair.
Officials are expected to provide updates on the ongoing response to the deadly EF-4 tornado that caused widespread destruction in Mayfield and Graves County the night of Dec. 10.
The program requires contractors to register before doing business in those communities. Contractors who register through the program will get placards that they must display on their job sites and their vehicles.
Tornado survivors who are rebuilding and repairing their homes are invited to visit select Lowe's or Home Depot stores to get free hazard mitigation advise from FEMA mitigation representatives.
Several Western Kentucky counties that experienced damage from the Dec. 10 tornadoes are now eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Court operations are returning in Graves County a month after deadly tornadoes heavily damaged the county courthouse. Graves County has not accepted any court filings since Dec. 13.
“For those who are displaced because of the tornadoes staying in our state parks, we’ve got you,” Gov. Andy Beshear said.
First lady Jill Biden and Deputy FEMA Administrator Erik Hooks are scheduled to join Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear on Friday to see the ongoing recovery efforts in Bowling Green and volunteer at a local FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Monday that certain Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in Kentucky are eligible for low-interest disaster loans.
The deadline has been extended for survivors of the Dec. 10 tornado outbreak in 16 Kentucky counties to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, Gov. Andy Beshear's office announced Friday.
In a news release sent Friday night, FEMA says it and state leaders have deemed it safe to reopen some of Kentucky's Disaster Recovery Centers and Mobile Registration Centers to help Dec. 10 tornado survivors.
The clock is ticking, and people in Dresden, Tennessee, are waiting for federal aid after a tornado struck the town four weeks ago.
“We are still getting them in today,” David Spalding with the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter says. “So far we’ve reunited about three dozen families.”
According to the KYTC, the Point of Distribution (POD) Center at the Graves County Fairground will be closed until Saturday due to weather conditions.
FEMA says the recovery and registration centers will reopen when it is deemed safe to do so.
The snow and cold has caused cleanup efforts in Mayfield to end for the day. With snow covering roads and equipment, it's difficult for contractors who are helping with the demolition process.