Help is still available for Kentucky tornado survivors. Here's how to get it

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Resources are still available for survivors of tornadoes that struck Western Kentucky in December.

Find a list of ways to get assistance below, and look for more help at governor.ky.gov/tornadoresources.

Related: Want to help Kentucky communities affected by the tornadoes? Here's how

FEMA

Residents in Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren counties can apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

Affected residents can apply online at disasterassistance.gov, by phone at 800-621-3362, by using the FEMA mobile app or in person at three registration centers.

Bowling Green, Greenwood Mall, 2565 Scottsville Road

Dawson Springs, First Baptist Church, 960 Industrial Park Road

Mayfield, 1102 Paris Road

The centers are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Applicants will need to provide:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted

  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying

  • Your Social Security Number

  • A general list of damage and losses

  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit

  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Find updates on the locations and the schedule for rotating mobile centers at fema.gov/disaster/4630.

Find more information on FEMA assistance from The Courier Journal here.

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American Red Cross

The nonprofit is assisting residents at two community outreach center locations:

Bowling Green, old Sears building, 2625 Scottsville Road

Mayfield, Christ United Methodist Church, 1322 W. Broadway

The centers are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Those unable to visit in person can call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Find updates on Kentucky-specific assistance at redcrosskentuckyregion.blogspot.com.

Housing resources

►The Kentucky Housing Corporation has launched a database of available rental units at kyhousing.org.

►Homes and Hope for Kentucky is organizing repair and clean-up services in Mayfield, with labor provided at no cost. Apply for assistance at homesandhopeforky.com.

More: Kentucky collected $41M in donations for tornado victims. Where is the money going?

Mental health resources

Community Mental Health Centers are located in each county. Find location and contact information at dbhdid.ky.gov/cmhc.

►Search for service providers through the Kentucky Psychological Association at kpa.org/find-a-clinician.

►The Kentucky Psychological Foundation also has a how-to guide on finding and securing mental health services, including information on insurance and how to get started with treatment. Find it at kentuckypsychologicalfoundation.org/roadmap-to-behavioral-health.

More assistance

Mayfield Strong offers ways to seek help at mayfieldstrong.com/tornado-relief-updates.

We are BG Strong offers ways to seek help in Bowling Green. Visit wearebgstrong.com/ or call an information hotline at 270-393-4116.

Contact Bailey Loosemore at bloosemore@courier-journal.com or follow on Twitter at @bloosemore.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Displaced by Kentucky tornadoes? Here's how to get help

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