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

October 26, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster victims in 21 counties in Eastern Ohio have about three weeks left to call and apply for federal and state programs by the November 18 deadline. Although assistance may continue beyond that date, disaster officials stated that residents must call and apply to have their applications considered.
October 25, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Flood victims in 21 disaster-declared Ohio counties do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amounts available for their neighbors or others devastated by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, OEMA) and voluntary organizations are providing a wide range of programs and services for flood victims, who suffered damages between August 27 and September 27.
October 22, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Individual assistance for Lawrence County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the recent storms and flooding in Ohio, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
October 20, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The stress and disruption caused by natural disaster may affect children more than anyone, according to mental health experts. Parents should be alert to signs of trouble, and how to handle them. “We understand it is difficult for children to cope with disaster-related activities,” said Lee Champagne, FEMA federal coordinating officer, “so we are providing parents with this important information for them to be aware of behaviors their children may exhibit as a result of the severe flooding and storm damage that has taken place in southeastern Ohio.”
October 19, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In just one month since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration, more than $20 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to assist flood-stricken residents in eastern Ohio, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA). Only one month remains for disaster victims to call and apply for assistance. November 18 is the deadline for Individual Assistance applications.
October 15, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Since President Bush issued a disaster declaration on September 19, more than $17.2 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans have been approved to assist flood-stricken residents in southeastern Ohio, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA). Disaster Recovery Summary

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