Ohio Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1339)

Incident period: July 29, 2000 to August 2, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 21, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 -- 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).
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 28, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- In less than a week since the President declared Lucas County a major disaster area, more than 1,313 applications have been taken to assist storm and flood disaster victims, state and federal officials announced today. People who have been affected are encouraged to call 800-462-9029 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week to apply for federal and state disaster assistance programs. The number for hearing and speech impaired is TTY 800-462-7585. Multi-lingual operators are available to take your calls.
August 26, 2000
News Release
Toledo, OH -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Monday, August 28, disaster officials announced today. The center will be located on the first floor of the Federal Building at 234 N. Summit St. in Toledo. The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.

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