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Paducah Board of Commission asking residents to report flood damage

McCracken County Jail and Jail Annex (Source: McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden) McCracken County Jail and Jail Annex (Source: McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The Paducah Board of Commissions is reminding citizens that Paducah and McCracken County are working to gather information to submit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on damage from the July 7 flash flooding.

They are collecting information to determine the number of people who received damage from the flash flooding.

The Paducah-McCracken County area has not been declared a disaster area. However, the Board says this information will be used to evaluate whether or not they might qualify.

Commissioner Richard Abraham surveyed the damage and helped citizens move their flood-damaged items.

"That event was overwhelming," he said.

Mayor Gayle Kaler said, "As tragic as it was, I'm so glad there was no loss of life."

If you were affected by the flash flooding and you live in Paducah, you can call 270-444-8527. If you live in McCracken County, outside the city limits, you can call 270-448-1530 to report damage.

The Board said information will be collected through July 24.

Some things you will be asked to provide when you call the numbers include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Type of damage (Include numbers of vehicles and the square footage of home if damaged)
  • Insurance coverage (Are you covered by flood insurance or any other type of insurance?)
  • Phone number
  • Email (If available)

If FEMA declares Paducah-McCracken County a disaster area, the Board will release more information on what to do next.

If you have flood damage and started repairs, they say to keep all receipts and take pictures of any damaged items. Document all items that were destroyed.

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