Ohio Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1321)
Incident period: February 18, 2000 to March 2, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 7, 2000
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 10, 2000
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
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
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.