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 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.
October 4, 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 three-day Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, October 8 in Minerva and Byesville. The centers will provide an opportunity for people to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
October 4, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The joint FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center operating in Lisbon will permanently close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain at the location as a Loan Assistance Center beginning Thursday to replace the Disaster Recovery Center. The center will continue to operate Monday through Fridays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., until further notice.
October 4, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for 16 Ohio counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by severe storms and flooding that occurred between August 27 and September 27.
October 3, 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 Powhatan Point. The center will provide an opportunity for people to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
September 30, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster assistance for Athens, Gallia, Mahoning, Meigs and Vinton counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the recent severe storms and flooding in Ohio, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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