December 23, 2021

FEMA: Barren County, KY Now Eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance

One additional county is now eligible for FEMA Assistance after the Dec. 10, 2021 storms and tornadoes.

Individuals and households in Barren County can apply for FEMA Individual Assistance, which may include temporary housing assistance, basic home repairs and certain other uninsured disaster-related needs.

Barren County joins Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren counties, which were previously approved for Individual Assistance.

Residents in the designated counties can apply 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. When you apply, you will need to provide:

The deadline to apply for federal assistance is Feb. 11, 2022.

For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to

Barren County is also added to the major disaster declaration for FEMA Public Assistance, which provides reimbursement to local and state government agencies for the costs of eligible emergency protective measures and debris removal.

For more information about Kentucky tornado recovery, visit Follow the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at

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