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 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."
December 2, 2002
News Release
Findlay, OH -- Take steps now to reduce future damage from tornadoes and severe windstorms, warn hazard mitigation experts from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To help people take those steps, mitigation specialists invite the public and those in the building trades to a Wind Resistant Construction Workshop: Tuesday, December 10, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.Van Wert Fairgrounds; Jr. Fair Building1055 South Washington Street, Van WertVendor displays open at 1 pm; Speaker presentations begin at 3 p.m.
December 2, 2002
News Release
Findlay, OH -- Individuals who suffered damage from the tornadoes and severe storms on November 10, and were insured, may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "If you were uninsured or your insurance policy did not cover some of your disaster-related damages or losses, FEMA may be able to help," FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman said. "Even if you have insurance, take that first step and apply with FEMA. You don't have to wait to get your insurance settlement before you apply."
December 2, 2002
News Release
Findlay, Ohio -- Tornado victims in Fostoria, Port Clinton and Van Wert have a few more days to visit the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in their communities. Disaster officials announced today the DRCs are transitioning at the close of business on Tuesday to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops, opening Wednesday, with one change in location.
November 29, 2002
News Release
Findlay, Ohio -- If you were affected by the November 10 tornadoes and severe storms, be aware that some unscrupulous contractors may try to take advantage of you. "If you have disaster-related damages, I urge you to be very careful when contracting for repairs," said Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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