Ohio Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1339)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 20, 2000
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
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
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
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
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
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:
Incident period: July 29, 2000 to August 2, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 21, 2000