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

September 29, 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 four more Disaster Recovery Centers in the affected areas. Opening Thursday, September 30:
September 29, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you were affected by the severe storms and flooding in southeast Ohio, you should be aware that some unscrupulous people might try to take advantage of you.
September 29, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In less than ten days since President Bush signed a major disaster declaration for Ohio, a total of $4,998,188 in disaster assistance grants has been approved to assist residents who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding that began August 27, reported disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA).
September 27, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal disaster assistance programs come in several forms. For short-term emergency needs, assistance comes in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements, emergency repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. These programs are meant to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people’s lives to their pre-disaster conditions.
September 22, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the incident period of the federal disaster declaration for 15 counties for the recent severe storms and flooding in eastern Ohio has been moved back to August 27th. Michael D. Brown announced that this will make disaster assistance available to Columbiana County residents and businesses who experienced damage from late August flooding.
September 19, 2004
News Release
» Fact Sheet: Federal Aid Programs For Ohio Disaster Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered federal disaster aid to help families and businesses in eastern Ohio recover from the remnants of Hurricanes Frances and Ivan.

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