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 9, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Stark and Columbiana counties on August 11, 2003 to assist residents of counties affected by the recent flooding with their applications for federal and state disaster assistance. The centers in Hanoverton and Canton will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
August 8, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Flood victims in nine northeast counties* who have registered for federal/local disaster assistance following the July storms can expect a visit from a federal inspector in the near future. Inspectors are from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
August 7, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Akron on August 8, 2003 and in Youngstown on August 9, 2003 to assist residents of counties affected by the recent flooding with their applications for federal and state disaster assistance. The centers are operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
August 7, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Disaster assistance for northeastern Ohio flooding has reached more than $1 million, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) said today. "To date, 3,527 residents from counties declared disaster areas on August 1, 2003, have registered for federal and state assistance," Federal Coordinating Officer Ron Sherman of FEMA said, "and $1,070,560 in grants have been approved to help those affected recover."
August 6, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- Public Assistance has been declared for eight Ohio counties--Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Jefferson--to provide aid for local governments affected by the recent storms in northeast Ohio, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
August 5, 2003
News Release
Cridersville, OH -- A toll-free telephone number to register for disaster-related losses or costs is now available to residents and businesses in Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit and Trumbull counties who suffered property damage or loss from flooding and severe weather that struck Ohio in July.

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