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 2, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Xenia on Wednesday, October 4, disaster officials announced today. The temporary center will be located on the second floor of the Juvenile Court Building, 61 Greene St. in Xenia. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. Parking is available nearby in the city public lot.
September 29, 2000
News Release
Xenia, OH -- Individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed as a result of the tornado may be eligible for disaster housing assistance, according to Lou Botta, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. "Our top priority is to make sure that everyone is in safe, secure and livable housing," Botta said. "The disaster housing program is designed to provide immediate assistance to those whose homes were made unlivable because of the tornado."
September 27, 2000
News Release
Columbus, OH -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for victims in Greene County who suffered property damage or losses caused by the September 20 tornado and severe storms. Even if individuals have reported damage to local officials or have registered with voluntary agencies such as the Red Cross, they need to register with the FEMA teleregistration number to be eligible for federal and state programs.
September 26, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for tornado victims in Greene County under a major disaster declaration issued for Ohio by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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