Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1519)

Incident period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 13, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio residents affected by the flooding between May 18 and June 21 may be eligible for tax relief that could lessen some of their losses, federal and state recovery officials said today. “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits those with casualty losses from the disaster to claim this year’s losses on last year’s income tax return, even if it’s already been sent in,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Lee Champagne of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “This can result in a quicker refund.”
July 9, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal assistance has reached $17.7 million for flood-stricken Ohio residents, disaster recovery officials reported today. Since the June 3 federal disaster declaration, residents and business owners in 23 counties have been declared eligible for federal assistance by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At the close of business Thursday, 8,842 housing assistance grants totaling $11,104,092 had been approved.
July 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio residents and business owners in the 21 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage in the flooding between May 18 and June 21 have less than a month to apply for disaster assistance.
July 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Residents and business owners in two more flood-stricken Ohio counties have been declared eligible for federal assistance, disaster recovery officials announced today.
July 2, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help individuals who suffered damage in Ohio’s spring flooding, disaster recovery centers will be opened in five new locations next week, it was announced today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA).
July 2, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four more Ohio counties – Athens, Delaware, Holmes and Tuscarawas – have become eligible for federal disaster assistance to help rebuild flood-damaged public property, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Aid for the counties was approved after a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster officials, said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery.

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