Eastern Kentucky attorneys form network to fight for flood victims

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) — A group of local attorneys has organized a network of resources, offering assistance to those who have been denied FEMA funding in the wake of the recent devastating flooding that hit the region.

The AppalReD Legal Aid hotline is working with lawyers closest to the impacted people, connecting them with one of more than 20 volunteer attorneys. The AppalReD hotline will help make connections. You can contact the hotline at (844) 478-0099.

“We want people to know that, if FEMA turns you down, they may turn you down for a technical reason that could be easily fixed. And we don’t want people to give up,” said Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf. “You know, FEMA is not an insurance company, but it is a lifeline.”

He said flood victims may be eligible for up to $37,900 if their applications are approved, which is why he encourages appeals and a second set of eyes to help get them the money that could serve as at least a drop in the bucket.

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Posted: September 23, 2022