Ohio Severe Winter Storm (DR-1453)

Incident period: February 14, 2003 to March 18, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 14, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 19, 2003
News Release
"At this time in the recovery process, people are beginning to think about putting their lives back together," FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman said. "Right now people want information about the status of their applications for assistance or help filling out their disaster loan applications. They want to know what their options are for rebuilding, so they don't have to face the same disaster problems when severe storms strike again." Some of the things people can accomplish at the centers include:
March 18, 2003
News Release
Chillicothe, OH -- Residents of southern Ohio who suffered damages from the severe winter storm, and have registered for disaster assistance, can expect a visit from one or more inspectors to look at their damaged property. According to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA), inspectors typically visit properties to verify losses within a few days after residents have called the FEMA toll-free application number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). People who are hearing- or speech-impaired should call TTY 1-800-462-7585.
March 17, 2003
News Release
Chillicothe, OH -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe winter storms beginning on February 14, 2003.
March 14, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for Ohio to help people and communities recover from the effects of a severe winter storm and record snowfall that struck the southern part of the state last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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