Event held for storm victims in Grant County

DRY RIDGE, Ky. - Residents in the hardest hit areas of the Tri-State are still dealing with the damage from last week's severe weather.

For many, knowing what to do next is the hardest part.

On Friday many of the resources needed for storm victims were under one roof in Grant County.

"Some of them are still in shock, some of them don't have a home to live in, some don't have access to many of the agencies that they need, and they don't know where to start, so I thought this would be a beginning," said event organizer Kay Hughett.

Agencies like the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and United Way, among others, set up tables at the Crittenden - Mt. Zion Elementary School to answer questions storm victims had about where they can get assistance.

"It's a lot easier because when things like this happen, you don't really necessarily know what to do, and what resources you can pull to, and this just helps you realize what's out there, and what help you can get," said DeAnn Fugate, whose home was damaged in the storm.

Victims in Grant County also found out they're eligible for federal assistance from FEMA. They can get money to rebuild what they lost in the storm.

The amount of money storm victims receive from FEMA is determined on a case by case basis.

"We were working really hard for that, because that individual assistance part is what's important to these people that have been affected," said Richard Willoby, Director of Grant County Emergency Management.

If you're a storm victim looking for assistance from FEMA, go to http://www.fema.gov to fill out an application.

FEMA is also setting up a help center in Piner to answer any questions storm victims may have.

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