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 13, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using technology to make it easier to apply for disaster assistance. In addition to registering by phone, residents of federal disaster areas may now apply online for assistance as well as find valuable recovery information at www.fema.gov.
October 13, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When disaster strikes, businesses can be impacted too. Buildings can be damaged. Inventory ruined. Records lost. Yet, orders still must be filled and payrolls must be met.
October 11, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency have set up Housing Referral Desks in both the Marietta and St. Clairsville Disaster Recovery Centers to help locate housing for families displaced by the recent flooding. "FEMA and OEMA have no higher priority than helping Ohio flood victims obtain safe, sanitary and suitable housing for themselves and their families," Dale Shipley, executive director of Ohio EMA and state coordinating officer in the disaster recovery efforts.
October 11, 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 are opening a Disaster Recovery Center for a week from Wednesday, October 13-21 in Hammondsville in Jefferson County.
October 8, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Since President Bush issued a disaster declaration on September 19, more than $13 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).
October 6, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces several changes to the agency’s website at in an effort to provide up-to-date, important information for those recovering from all of the recent hurricanes, storms and flooding.

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