FEMA leases space at Coldstream Research Campus

LEXINGTON, KY (June 2, 2010) — The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has leased space at the University of Kentucky's Coldstream Research Campus following Kentucky's designation as a major disaster area May 11. Approximately 61,000 square feet in the Lexhold Technology Building off Aristides Boulevard will serve as a central coordinating location for the 300 FEMA professionals who have been mobilized for federal recovery operations in affected Kentucky counties.


According to Len Heller, UK's vice president for Commercialization and Economic Development, FEMA selected Coldstream because of its location at the intersection of I-75 and I-64.


The FEMA Web site is reporting that people in 61 Kentucky counties are eligible for individual assistance (assistance to individuals and households) following the May 1 severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and tornadoes.


FEMA and the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management are operating disaster recovery centers around Kentucky. Please note that the facility at Coldstream is not a disaster recovery center. Additional information is available at www.fema.gov and www.kyem.ky.gov/currentdisasters or by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362) (for TTY call 800-462-7585).