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

June 28, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Local governments in 13 Ohio counties will be eligible for federal disaster assistance to help rebuild public property damaged by the flooding in the state between May 18and June 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The assistance 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.
June 25, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal disaster assistance for Ohio has reached more than $13 million since the June 3 Presidential disaster declaration, according to figures issued today by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA).
June 24, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Flood victims in disaster-declared Ohio counties do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amount of money available for their neighbors. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) and voluntary organizations are providing a wide range of programs and services for victims of the flooding that began May 18.
June 23, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the first few weeks after a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.
June 23, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) have a system in place to identify the very small percentage of applicants who try to cash in on others’ misfortune during the disaster recovery.
June 21, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began in Ohio May 18, you should be aware that some unscrupulous contractors might try to take advantage of you. “If you have disaster-related damages, be very careful when contracting for repairs,” said Brad Gair, federal coordinating officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “I do not want you to become a victim a second time.”

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