Ohio Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1444)
Incident period: November 10, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 18, 2002
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 18, 2002
Columbus, OH -- One month after Ohio was declared a major disaster area for tornadoes and severe storms, disaster recovery grants and low-interest disaster loans to help those affected have reached $3.4 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. To date, 480 residents in the eight disaster declared counties in northern Ohio have registered seeking assistance for disaster related losses by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
December 17, 2002
Columbus, OH -- Residents and business owners in Cuyahoga and Summit counties who suffered damages from the tornadoes and severe storms on November 10 may apply for assistance by calling the toll-free application number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Those who are speech and hearing-impaired may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
December 16, 2002
Columbus, OH -- Residents of Cuyahoga and Summit counties who suffered damages from the tornadoes and severe storms, and have registered for disaster assistance, can expect a visit from one or more inspectors to look at their damaged property.
December 12, 2002
Findlay, OH -- Disaster assistance for Cuyahoga and Summit counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the November 10 tornadoes and severe storms in Ohio, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by state disaster recovery officials. The counties were added for the aid under the major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on November 18, 2002.
December 10, 2002
December 9, 2002
Findlay, OH -- In the one month since tornadoes caused a path of destruction through northwest Ohio, more than $950,000 has been approved to assist in the recovery of those affected by the devastating weather events of November 10.