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 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 1, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In just four weeks since President Bush issued a federal disaster declaration for the Ohio flooding this spring, federal assistance is approaching $16 million, 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). At the close of business Wednesday, 7,858 housing assistance grants totaling $9,826,025 had been approved. Another 5,993 grants totaling $3,921,507 have been approved to meet other disaster-related needs.
July 1, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The telephone registration lines for Ohioans who suffered damage in the May-June flooding will be closed on Sunday, July 4th, for Independence Day. The lines will then resume their schedule, being available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
June 29, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster assistance has been extended to 10 more Ohio counties to aid homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the flooding in May and June, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Residents in twenty-one counties are now eligible for disaster assistance.
June 29, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help individuals in the counties just declared eligible for disaster assistance, disaster recovery centers will open in four more locations this week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced today. Ten new counties were declared eligible today for assistance after the flooding that occurred between May 18 and June 21.
June 28, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It happens every year. All over America, floods happen and thousands suffer major damage to their homes. And then many of the victims find out they aren't insured. In Ohio, flooding is the most likely disaster.

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