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 24, 2003
News Release
If a structure is severely damaged during a disaster, the owner should contact the local building inspector to ensure that permits can be issued to rebuild, federal and state recovery officials advised today.
July 24, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Households and businesses who suffered damage from the Ohio floods that began July 4 should check with their insurance companies to find out what their policies cover. While they may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA), they need to determine what losses are not covered by their own insurance.
July 23, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) has reached $315,359, state and federal recovery officials said today. "The aid has begun flowing," Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman said. "The system is working to assist those in Ohio who suffered losses because of the floods." But Ohio households who need aid must register so that assistance can reach them, officials emphasized.
July 23, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Households that have applied for federal and state disaster assistance can expect to be contacted and may be visited by a damage inspector to verify losses, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman. "The inspections help us determine the amount of damages experienced by an applicant and his or her eligibility, which allows us to assist in the quickest and most efficient way possible," said Sherman.
July 22, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH - Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) and county emergency management directors to reach out to people affected by the flooding that began on July 4. Eligible counties include Auglaize, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert.
July 22, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Teams offering information and referrals for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) will be available to residents of Darke and Auglaize Counties this week. The team will be in Darke Tuesday and Wednesday and will now remain in Auglaize Thursday through Saturday.

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