Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1556)

Incident period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 19, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 23, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Thanksgiving plans for more than 40 Ohio families are a little bit brighter in their new temporary homes -- travel trailers that were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to disaster victims in several counties during the past few weeks.
November 17, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It happens every year. All over America, flooding repeats itself 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 residents will face time and time again, and 2004 is no exception. “Buying flood insurance is the best thing you can do to protect your home, family, financial security or your business,” said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 17, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal and state disaster officials are reminding residents that tomorrow, Thursday, November 18, is their last day to call and apply for disaster assistance from the severe storm and flooding damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in late August and September in 21 eastern Ohio counties.
November 15, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers placed in operation in the Eastern portion of Ohio after September's Hurricane Ivan flooding will close this week at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 19, according to federal and state disaster officials. The centers had originally been scheduled to close on Nov. 18, the application deadline, but will remain open one additional day through Friday evening. The following sites are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday.
November 15, 2004
News Release
Columbus, Ohio -- If someone calls and asks for your bank account number or PIN number to get or increase your ability to get Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance, please do not give out such information, federal and state recovery officials said today. “There are no fees for FEMA assistance and anyone who claims to be able to assist you for a fee may be committing fraud,” said Lee Champagne, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinating officer of FEMA.
November 12, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than one week remains for severe storms and flooding victims who suffered damages between August 27 to September in one of 21 eastern Ohio counties to call and apply for state and federal disaster assistance by the November 18 deadline.

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