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April 28, 2000
News Release
Chicago, IL -- The deadline for southern Ohioans who suffered flood damage between February 18 and March 2 to apply for federal and state disaster assistance has been extended from Saturday, May 6, to Monday, May 8. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) today announced that victims who experienced damage from storms in the seven declared counties of Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike and Scioto need to register for assistance now.
April 20, 2000
News Release
Chicago, IL -- The deadline to apply for federal and state disaster assistance is Saturday, May 6, for victims who experienced damage from storms in the seven declared counties of Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike and Scioto, between February 18 through March 2. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) today announced that southern Ohio storm victims have only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance programs.
April 10, 2000
News Release
Chicago, IL -- Only one month is left for southern Ohio storm victims to register for disaster assistance programs, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA). The deadline to apply for federal and state disaster assistance is Saturday, May 6.
March 21, 2000
News Release
Portsmouth, OH -- Two disaster assistance offices, established to help those with flooding damages in seven southern Ohio counties, will close next Thursday, March 30, but federal assistance is still only a toll-free call away. Almost $800,000 in federal grants and low-interest loans have been approved for 267 applicants eligible for disaster assistance.
March 17, 2000
News Release
Chicago, IL -- Just 10 days after President Clinton signed a disaster declaration which made seven counties in southern Ohio eligible for federal assistance, more than a quarter of a million dollars in disaster housing grants and low-interest loans have been approved for some of the more than 600 residents and business owners, who have called to apply for assistance.
March 13, 2000
News Release
Columbus, OH -- Note to Editors: Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Ohio residents following the recent floods. The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration of March 7.The number of applications made for disaster assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line, 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585), totaled 343 as of the close of business, Saturday, March 11. Total registrations from each county are noted below:
March 10, 2000
News Release
Columbus, OH -- Jackson and Pike counties have been added to the disaster declaration issued by President Clinton, March 7, which now makes a total of seven southern Ohio counties eligible for various forms of state and federal disaster assistance programs. The two counties were added after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reviewed additional damage information.
March 8, 2000
News Release
Columbus, OH -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe storms and flooding of February 18 through March 2. Even if residents have already registered for a low-interest loan application with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), they need to call the toll-free number to be eligible for federal and state programs.
March 7, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid was made available to help people in five southern Ohio counties recover from the effects of recent heavy rains. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private property from severe storms and flooding that occurred from February 18 through March 2.
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