Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1478)

Incident period: July 4, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 15, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 12, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Two long term recovery committees have been formed by voluntary and faith based organizations to serve those recovering from the effects of the recent flooding in Western Ohio, disaster recovery officials announced today. "Voluntary agencies play a crucial role, not only in the initial emergency and relief effort, but in helping disaster affected families in their long-term recovery efforts," U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s federal coordinating officer Ron Sherman said.
August 7, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Disaster assistance for those in western Ohio who were hit by the July 4 floods has reached nearly $1.2 million, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) said today.
August 6, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - A Disaster Assistance Team of federal and state disaster assistance specialists will be in Sidney July 28 and 29 to give households and businesses that suffered property damage from the July 4 floods information and help in filing applications for aid. The team will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Shelby Emergency Management Agency: Shelby County EMA Building 800 Fair Road Sidney, OH 45365
August 5, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Ohioans affected by the July 4 flooding may be eligible for various forms of tax relief that could lessen some losses, federal and state recovery officials said today. Part of the personal property losses caused by the disaster that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements may be deductible.
August 5, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Help and information are still available to those who suffered losses from the July 4 floods, even though the disaster recovery centers in Celina and Lewistown closed August 4, federal and state disaster officials emphasized today. "If you had disaster damage from the storms and floods in western Ohio but weren't able to visit the disaster recovery centers, don't despair," Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman said. "We are still here. Call us and ask for the Helpline."
July 31, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH--Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the July 4 storms and flooding have only three more days to visit Disaster Recovery Centers in Celina and Lewistown. The closing was announced by U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ohio Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery officials today. "The Disaster Recovery Centers will be operating through 6 p.m. on Monday, August 4," said Richard Roman, state coordinating officer.

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