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 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Ohio’s severe storms and flooding victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in the village of Trimble in Athens County. The center will provide an opportunity for people to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
November 5, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency are searching for housing resources to help disaster recovery efforts in areas flooded last month. "If you have an empty apartment or home in one of the 21 one disaster declared counties, and you want to work with disaster officials and rent that property, please call us today," said Lee Champagne, FEMA federal coordinating officer.
November 4, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than $27.5 million in grants and low-interest loans has been approved for thousands of eastern Ohio disaster victims, but just two weeks remain for those who suffered damages between August 27 through September 27, to call and apply before the November 18 deadline. (The deadline to apply for West Virginia residents is November 19.)
November 4, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A recent news release incorrectly listed the number of counties eligible for Public Assistance (Infrastructure). There are only 17 counties eligible for this type of assistance for affected local governments, state and county agencies, and certain private non-profit organizations. The counties eligible for Public Assistance (Infrastructure) include Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington.
November 2, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster assistance for Vinton County has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent storms and flooding in Ohio, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
October 29, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hurricane victims in declared Ohio counties are being urged to complete and return their applications for loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as soon as possible, even if their insurance hasn't settled, and especially if they don't have insurance.

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