Ohio Tornado And Severe Storms (DR-1343)

Incident period: September 20, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 26, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 12, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- The Xenia Disaster Recovery Center will close Tuesday, October 17. Operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 14 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday of next week.
October 10, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Ohio residents following the recent severe storms and tornado. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential declaration on September 26th. Almost Half A Million Dollars Approved For Disaster Grants And Low-Interest Loans
October 6, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Ohio residents following the recent severe storms and tornado. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential declaration on September 26th. Over 650 Applications For Assistance Received More than 650 Greene County residents and business owners have applied for the various types of individual assistance made available by President Clinton's major disaster declaration on September 26.
October 4, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- The Ohio disaster declaration was expanded today to make all categories of public assistance available to help reimburse state and local governments in Greene County for public facilities damaged by the severe storms and tornado that struck the area September 20, according to federal disaster officials. "The decision to expand the declaration was made following a review of revised damage assessments submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday afternoon," FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Lou Botta said.
October 3, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- In the wake of the deadly tornado that struck Ohio last month, officials from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging residents of tornado-prone areas to construct a "safe room" in their home.
October 2, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- Severe storm and tornado survivors in Greene County do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amounts available for their neighbors or affect the total amount of eligible assistance. "Don't hesitate to apply for the disaster assistance you may need," Federal Coordinating Officer Lou Botta urged. "The federal government has allocated sufficient funds for grants for all those in the affected tornado-damaged areas who have eligible losses."

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