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Ohio Tornadoes, Flooding, Severe Storms, and High Winds (DR-1484)

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Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 25, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 01, 2003


August 29, 2003 - News Release

Akron, Ohio - In the first month since federal assistance was authorized for flood losses in northeast Ohio, $20.5 million has been approved to help residents and businesses recover from the summer flooding, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The following assistance has been approved for those eligible in Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Jefferson, Mahoning, Medina, Monroe, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull counties:

August 29, 2003 - News Release

Cridersville, OH -A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Westerville, in Franklin County on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 to assist residents affected by the recent flooding with their applications for federal and state disaster assistance. The center will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., September 2 through September 6, 2003. The center in Westerville will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

August 29, 2003 - News Release

AKRON, OH- Ohio disaster registrants who suffered damage from the summer floods, severe storms, and tornadoes, and who have received a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), should take the time to fill out and return it- even if they don't want a loan, disaster recovery officials said today. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) joined SBA recovery officials in the appeal.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 46,109 $74,781,195.51 $36,717,257.56 $38,063,937.95
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $10,875,976.79 $1,583,993.66 $9,322,353.13
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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