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

July 30, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Western Ohio residents who suffered storm damage to their personal or business properties during the July 4 storms and flooding should register for recovery assistance as soon as possible, whether the losses were insured or not. That's the word today from state and federal officials coordinating disaster assistance.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- State of Ohio and U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance in western Ohio has reached nearly $700,000, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today. More than 423 residents of the six western Ohio counties under President Bush's July 15 disaster declaration have registered for disaster assistance in the two weeks since the declaration. Auglaize, Darke, Shelby, Van Wert, Mercer and Logan counties were covered under the declaration.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- State and federal officials announced that disaster assistance is now available for an additional two counties in Ohio under the July 15 federal disaster declaration. Crawford and Pike counties are now eligible for disaster assistance. This assistance comes following a review of additional information regarding damages incurred as a result of flooding.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH--Residents who are unemployed as a result of recent flooding may be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) benefits, state and federal officials said today.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- A Disaster Assistance Team of federal and state disaster assistance specialists will be in Willshire July 30 and 31 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 Parkway Middle School: PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL 103 Green Street Willshire, OH 45898
July 28, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - In the days and first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.

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