Kenton County announces weekend activities in tornado zone | Community Spirit
PINER, KY (FOX19) – The Kenton County Police have announced street restrictions, FEMA visits, and debris pickup arrangements for Piner and the areas around it that have damage from last Friday’s tornado.
The police say relief efforts are continuing and large numbers of volunteers are expected over the weekend. In an effort to make sure residents, volunteers, and public works crews are able to navigate the narrow rural roads affected by last Friday’s tornado, many of the roads will be restricted to residents, registered volunteers, those assisting specific residents and official vehicles this weekend. Those wishing to volunteer are still asked to contact the Piner Baptist Church where volunteer efforts are being coordinated.
Representatives from FEMA will be traveling door-to-door beginning Friday (March 9) to notify residents of the FEMA registration process and the resources available to those affected by the tornado. People are asked to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-3362 or visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov (1-800-462-7585 TTY for people with speech or hearing disabilities). FEMA also recommends that those needing assistance obtain copies of any property insurance policies and titles or deeds to damaged property. All FEMA employees will carry official FEMA identification.
People living in the areas of Kenton County affected by last Friday’s tornado needing assistance with debris removal may move manageable debris to the public right-of-way along the roadsides for collection by the Kenton County Public Works Department. The public works department will be driving the affected areas removing debris on a rolling basis over the next few days. They do not need to call to ask for removal; public works will be traveling throughout the area to remove the debris. The debris should be of a manageable size that can fit into a dump truck.
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