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September 20, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- Residents of Lucas County who have not yet applied for federal disaster have only one month left to call. Friday, October 20 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
September 18, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- Disaster assistance for flood victims in Lucas County has topped more than $4.1 million in grants and low-interest loans and more than 3,000 residents have called to apply for assistance, according to federal and state disaster officials.
September 15, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- As part of the disaster recovery effort, a grant program has been activated and almost $150,000 has been approved to help people with the costs of disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
September 13, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery specialists will be available for a few more days through Saturday at the downtown Disaster Recovery Center. On Monday (Sept. 18) the facility will open as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Workshop to provide application assistance with low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and business owners.
September 11, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- In just three weeks since President Clinton issued a major disaster declaration for Lucas County on August 21, more than $3 million in disaster housing grants and low-interest loans have been approved for more than half of the 2,523 residents who have called to apply for assistance, according to state and federal officials.
September 8, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Lucas County residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," Dale Shipley, State Coordinating Officer Dale Shipley, Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA), warns. The Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau offer the following "Consumer Beware" suggestions:
September 7, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- Flood victims have two more days to visit the Disaster Recovery Center located in North Towne Square (near Pearle Vision) which will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, (September 9th), according to state and federal disaster officials. The other center in the Federal Building (first floor), 234 N. Summit St. downtown will continue to remain open, but reduce the Saturday hours to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed on Sunday and reopen from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday next week.
September 1, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- More than $1.6 million in disaster housing grants and low-interest loans have already been approved for some of the almost 2,000 Lucas County residents who have called to apply for federal and state disaster assistance. President Clinton declared Lucas County a major disaster area on August 21st. So far 1967 applications have been taken to assist storm and flood disaster victims.
August 30, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- State and federal officials announced today that a second Disaster Recovery Center is set to open on Thursday, August 31, in the North Towne Square to serve victims of the recent storms and flooding. The center will be located at 343 New Towne Square Dr. (near Pearle Vision).
August 30, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- In only a little more than a week since President Clinton issued a major disaster declaration, almost $1 million in grants and loan interest loans have been approved for some of the 1,747 Lucas County flood victims, according to state and federal recovery officials. "This early in the recovery process our concern is for people's housing needs. For some, the housing assistance grant is just the first check they may receive," said Lou Botta, the federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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