Resources for Eastern Kentucky Flooding

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Flooding in eastern Kentucky has caused devastation in many eastern Kentucky counties. Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday, “this is one of the most significant and deadly floods we have had in Kentucky.”
A statewide state of emergency has been issued and resources are being deployed in eastern Kentucky to help those impacted by the flooding. 
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KSR Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund

Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) and the Kentucky Chamber Foundation are partnering to build a relief fund for our fellow Kentuckians to ensure they are able to rebuild.




Additional Ways to Donate

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is raising money for the Appalachian Crisis Aid fund donate online or text flood to 80100 to make a $10 donation.

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Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund

A relief fund has been launched by the Beshear administration. Follow the link or click the button below to donate:

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American Red Cross 

Donate online, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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Local Donations

Letcher County
  • The General Store: 7181 HWY 119 South, Eolia, KY 40862 | 606-446-6050

Asking for bottled water, diapers, baby food, personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, toothbrush, toothpaste), and cleaning supplies (paper towels, clorox, gloves, mops, buckets, garbage bags)

  • Neon Volunteer Fire Department 50 Cs-3015, Neon, KY 41840

Immediate need for bottled water and cleaning supplies.

Floyd County
  • The Mountain Muse - 128 S Front Street, Prestonsburg, KY - call 606-276-1828 or 606-276-7232 and someone will meet you to receive them

Asking for any articles of clothing of various sizes, bottled water, nonperishable food items, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, other hygiene products.

Breathitt County
  • Breathitt County Football Boosters

Monetary Donations: PO Box 85 Jackson, KY 41339

Donated Items for Team: Attn: Kyle Moore, Athletic Director | Breathitt County High School |  2307 Bobcat Lane Jackson, KY 41339

Local Aid Information

Information and Resources on Local Aid 

This document is open source for local authorities, nonprofit partners, and the public to use and add additional information. Specific inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

Click here to view local aid resources 

Letcher County: Pine Mountain Partnership

Flood relief information for Letcher County including FEMA assistance, food, shelter, donations and more.

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Perry County: Public Messages and Aid Information

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Hazard and Perry County are seeking volunteers. Follow the link to sign up.

Sign up to volunteer

Do you work with disaster survivors?

If you work with disaster survivors affected by the July 2022eastern Kentucky floods, SBP is offering FREE FEMA Appeal Training to learn the necessary tools to maximize assistance for survivors and ensure they receive all eligible FEMA assistance.

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Aid Information and Updates From FEMA

How to Help Eastern Kentucky Fact Sheet

There are many ways to help flood survivors in Eastern Kentucky. Here are some of the organizations providing support to people who experienced loss from the recent flooding.

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FEMA Kentucky Flood Recovery Fact Sheet 

Critical information on FEMA disaster assistance, SBA loans, and more.

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Do you need help with your FEMA Appeal?

If you were affected by the July floods, have filed a FEMA application for assistance, and were denied or underawarded, you should appeal.

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Floyd, Knott, Owsley, Pike Counties Eligible for Additional FEMA Public Assistance

Local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in Floyd, Knott, Owsley and Pike counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance grants for debris removal and permanent work to repair public facilities that were damaged by the July flooding.

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FEMA Mobile Registration Centers in Eastern Kentucky

FEMA has opened mobile registration centers in Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley counties to help Kentucky flood survivors who experienced uninsured loss from the flooding that began July 26. 

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Kentucky Flood Survivors in 5 Counties Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

Renters and homeowners of Breathitt, Clay, Knott, Letcher and Perry counties who were affected by the severe storms, flooding and mudslides that began July 26 may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

Homeowners and renters in the designated counties can apply for FEMA assistance online at, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

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Cleanup information from FEMA

Kentucky Flood Survivors Don’t Need to Wait to Begin Cleaning Up. Follow the link below for a checklist when cleaning.

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Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Residents from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA Fact Sheet

If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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SBA Opens Two Business Recovery Centers in Pike County, Kentucky

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SBA Opens Three Business Recovery Centers in Clay, Letcher and Perry Counties; Adds Counties to Eastern Kentucky Disaster Declaration

The Business Recovery Centers are established to provide one-on-one assistance in submitting a disaster loan application for Kentucky businesses impacted by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Perry County opens on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Clay and Letcher counties open Thursday, Aug. 4.

Perry County -SBA Business Recovery Center

Hazard Community and Technical College

Jolly Classroom Center

1 Community College Drive

Hazard, KY 41701

Clay County -SBA Business Recovery Center

Eastern Kentucky University - Manchester

50 University Drive

Manchester, KY 40962

Letcher County -SBA Business Recovery Center

Appalachian Groundswell

229 East Main Street

Whitesburg, KY 41858

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U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Kentucky following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.

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U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Fact Sheet

If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?

  • Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
  • Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles

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Disaster Help Desk for Business

The Disaster Help Desk provides one-on-one expert assistance to small business owners before, during, and after a disaster strikes. Call 888-MY-BIZ-HELP or click here to speak to experts who will assist your business in any disaster stage.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available

The state is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals significantly impacted by the severe storms and flooding in seven counties that have been approved for Individual Assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry and Pike.

The first in-person DUA location is at Oneida Elementary School in Clay County. To learn more visit,

File a Claim

Affected individuals should visit the Kentucky Career Center website,, or call 502-875-0442 to file their initial claim. The deadline to apply for assistance is Sept. 3, 2022.

DUA is available to individuals who:

  • Worked or were self-employed, or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment;
  • Can no longer work or perform services because of physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of a disaster, which can also include the physical inaccessibility of the place of employment due to its closure by the federal, state or local government in immediate response to the disaster;
  • Establish that the work or self-employment they can no longer perform was their primary source of income;
  • Do not qualify for regular UI benefits from any state;
  • Cannot work or resume self-employment because of an injury as a direct result of the disaster; or
  • As a result of the disaster, became the major support of a household because of the death of the head of the household.

Farmers and other self-employed individuals who are traditionally ineligible for UI benefits may qualify for DUA.

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Tax Deadlines Extended for Employers in Eastern Kentucky

The Internal Revenue Service and Kentucky Department of Revenue have announced extensions of tax filing deadlines for individuals and businesses impacted by the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky counties. Filing deadlines with both agencies that started on July 26, 2022, are now extended until November 15, 2022. This includes estimated income tax payments due on September 15, 2022, as well as payroll withholding filings and payments. 


Impacted individuals and businesses in the counties listed below should read the full IRS and KYDOR notices. 

  • Breathitt
  • Clay
  • Floyd
  • Johnson
  • Knott
  • Leslie
  • Letcher
  • Magoffin
  • Martin
  • Owsley
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Wolfe

The Chamber will provide further information on any additional updates IRS or KYDOR.


Temporary Housing – Kentucky State Parks

​Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park:​

Jenny Wiley State Park:

Pine Mountain State Park:

Housing – Emergency Shelters

Bell County: ​Pine Mountain State Park | 1050 State Park Road, Pineville KY ​40977

Breathitt County: Breathitt County Courthouse | 1137 Main Street, Jackson KY 41339

Clay County: Manchester Pentecostal Church | 209 Main Street, Manchester KY 40962

Floyd County: Floyd Co Community Center| 7199 KY-80, Langley KY 41645

Knott County:  Knott County Sportsplex | 450 Kenny Champion Loop #8765, Leburn KY 41831

Letcher County:  Letcher County Extension Office | 478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg KY 41858​

The Mountain Shrine Club | 95 Maryland Drive, Whitesburg KY 41858

Perry County:  First Presbyterian Church | 160 Broadway Street, Hazard KY 41701

Gospel Light Baptist | 100 Independence Drive, Hazard KY 41701

Roy G. Elementary School | 601 Broadway Street, Hazard KY 41701

Second Creek Church of God | 406 Hull School Road, Hazard KY 41701

West Perry Elementary School | 72 Miss Edna Lane, Hazard KY 41701

Pike County: Shelby Valley Elementary School | 163 Douglas Parkway, Pikeville KY 41501

Wolfe County: Campton Elementary School | 166 HWY 2491, Campton KY 41301

Wolfe County High School | 20 High School Road, Campton KY 41301

Wolfe County Middle School | 303 Johnson Street, Campton KY 41301​