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 18, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State and federal officials announced today that disaster assistance is now available for Hocking, Mahoning and Portage counties, making residents in 11 Ohio counties now eligible for disaster assistance. The addition followed a review of damages incurred in flooding that began May 18.
June 18, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Flooded homeowners and renters are taking an active role in their own recovery, says Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Gair, appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance programs in Ohio. "Ohioans who had flood damage from recent storms are doing what they need to do before requesting federal assistance. We want to make sure that those in need receive all the assistance available to them, and we need their help to accomplish this task," Gair said.
June 17, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Since the June 3 presidential disaster declaration for Ohio, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $7.7 million in disaster assistance through its Individuals and Households Program. These funds are authorized only for the following purposes: Housing Needs
June 16, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In two weeks since the June 3 Presidential disaster declaration, $6,968,526 in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved for disaster assistance in Ohio, 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 16, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Damage from flooding may be so extensive that you may decide to hire a contractor or cleaning service to help with flood damage cleanup. If you are hiring a contractor to specifically clean up mold, be sure you're dealing with a reputable person or company. People claiming to be mold specialists and cleanup experts may have no training in this field. Improperly done cleanup work can make a mold problem worse instead of better. Here are some tips on choosing a contractor to perform mold cleanup:
June 16, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The recent storms that swept parts of Ohio brought with them the risk of mold and mildew, especially in neighborhoods that experienced flooding. Disaster recovery and health officials warn that anyone whose home or business got wet inside should clean and disinfect those areas where mold spores and mildew are likely to grow.

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