Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides (DR-1580)

Incident period: December 22, 2004 to February 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 15, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 25, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The only way to apply for federal assistance is to call the special toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or register online at www.fema.gov. Both phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday until further notice.
March 23, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery officials announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Bellefontaine and Bucyrus will remain open until further notice to serve victims of the winter storms and flooding that occurred between December 22, 2004 and February 1, 2005. Center locations and schedules are:
March 22, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two additional Ohio counties have been added to the disaster declaration for public assistance for aid to local governments affected by the severe winter storms and flooding that began December 22, federal officials announced today. The additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data in Putnam and Montgomery counties gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
March 21, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of $4,299,257.21 in Individual and Households Program (IHIP) grants has been approved for disaster assistance in Ohio since the presidential declaration of February 15, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA). The presidential declaration covers the period of Dec. 22, 2004 through Feb. 1, 2005. The following is an update of recovery activities as of close of business Sunday, March 20:
March 18, 2005
News Release
Columbus, Ohio -- Homes that were affected by the severe winter storms and flooding that began December 22, could be harboring mold. "Mold is a significant problem after flooding and proper cleanup is critical to ensure it doesn't affect you or your family's health," said Lee Champagne, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) federal coordinating officer for the disaster. "Care must be taken to clean and completely dry areas of the home soaked by floodwaters to prevent structural damage and adverse health effects from mold."
March 18, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster assistance has been expanded in five counties to include aid for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent winter storms and flooding in Ohio, federal and state recovery officials announced today. With this amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of February 15, 2005, the addition of the following counties: Ashland, Auglaize, Huron, Miami and Wyandot, brings the total number of eligible counties to 32.

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