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December 20, 2002
Disaster Federal Register Notice
December 18, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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 12, 2002
Disaster Federal Register Notice
December 9, 2002
News Release
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.
December 5, 2002
News Release
Findlay, OH -- People interested in learning about rebuilding stronger are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on Wind Resistant Construction Techniques, sponsored by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Building professionals and the public can attend one of the roundtables at the following times and locations:
December 4, 2002
News Release
Findlay, OH -- In the eight days that the Disaster Recovery Centers were open, 279 visits were made to one of the five fixed or satellite operations, state and federal recovery officials said today. "The centers have now transitioned to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops," said State Coordinating Officer Dale Shipley of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. "Those needing help with filling out a low interest disaster loan application or have questions on the program should visit one of those as soon as possible."

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