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 14, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery officials announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open early next week in Pickerington and Union City to serve victims of the winter storms and flooding that occurred between December 22, 2004 and February 1, 2005. Center locations and schedules are: Pickerington Ohio University, Pickerington Branch 12933 Stonecreek Drive Pickerington, OH 43147
March 14, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of $3,299,899 in grants for disaster related repairs and costs 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 following is an update of recovery activities as of today:
March 9, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Disaster assistance has been expanded in nine 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 total number of Ohio counties now eligible for federal and state individual assistance comes to 27 with the addition of the following counties: Darke, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Holmes, Licking, Richland, Stark and Tuscarawas.
March 8, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Following the snow, rain, power outages and the floodwaters that hit Ohio in December 2004 and January 2005, only 5 percent of the more that 2,600 Ohioans who called to register for disaster assistance said they had the protection of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
March 7, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of $2,321,846 in grants for disaster related- repairs and costs 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 and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
March 2, 2005
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans affected by recent winter storms and flooding who are receiving Social Security, disability or other federal benefits should not hesitate to apply for disaster assistance as well. Disaster assistance made available by presidential declaration on February 15 is entirely separate from other government programs and tax-free. Although this is the case, some senior citizens and other federal program beneficiaries affected by the storms and flooding that occurred between December 22, 2004 and February 1, 2005 may feel they are ineligible for disaster aid.

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