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

Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 25, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 1, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 25, 2003
News Release
Akron, OH -- Disaster assistance has been made available in two Ohio counties--Jefferson and Franklin--to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent flooding in Ohio, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
August 19, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Last week's power blackout did little to slow down registrations for disaster assistance in northeastern Ohio, according to figures released today by federal and state officials. "More than 11,000 people have registered for help with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the flooding that began July 21," said Ron Sherman, federal coordinating officer. "We already have approved $13.9 million in grants for housing and other needs and expect that figure to continue to climb."
August 19, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Streetsboro will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center in Streetsboro will operate through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20," said Richard Roman, deputy state coordinating officer. "But flood victims may visit any of the other recovery centers operating in nearby counties."
August 19, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Canton will transition to a workshop for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the close of business on Wednesday, August 20, disaster recovery officials announced today.
August 16, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Columbiana County will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 18, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center in Hanoverton will be operating through 6 p.m. on Monday, August 18," said Richard Roman, deputy state coordinating officer. "But flood victims may visit any of the other recovery centers operating in nearby counties."
August 14, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Akron will transition to a workshop for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the close of business on Saturday, August 16, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center in Akron will be operating through 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 16," said Richard Roman, deputy state coordinating officer. "When the center reopens on Monday, August 18, it will serve primarily as a resource and information workshop for people applying for SBA low-interest disaster loans."

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