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August 29, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- To date more than $18 million in disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved, according to federal and state recovery officials. Nearly 12,000 residents have applied for disaster assistance in CUYAHOGA, ERIE, HURON, LUCAS, SANDUSKY, AND STARK counties in northeast Ohio. The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) recovery activities as of close of business Wednesday, August 23.
August 24, 2006
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Only one week remains for residents and business owners in the disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred between June 21 and June 23 to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to call and apply for disaster assistance is August 31. The eligible counties are Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Lucas, Sandusky, and Stark.
August 17, 2006
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Residents and businesses in CUYAHOGA, ERIE, HURON, LUCAS, SANDUSKY, AND STARK counties have only two more weeks to apply for federal and state disaster assistance to help them recover from damages resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds, and flooding from June 21-23. "We will continue to process existing assistance applications, but the deadline to apply is Thursday, August 31, " Jesse Munoz the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) federal coordinating officer, said.
August 4, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Disaster victims of the June 21-23 severe storms and flooding have less than a month to apply for state and federal disaster assistance before the August 31 deadline. More than 11,000 residents in the six designated counties have applied and more than $13.7 million in grants and low-interest loans has been made available. The following is an update of recovery activities from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) as of close of business Thursday, Aug.3:
July 26, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The last two joint Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will transition into U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance Centers in the next few days to continue to provide assistance to disaster victims. “The establishment of these Disaster Loan Assistance Centers demonstrates our commitment to ensure that every qualified family and business receives the help they need to recover from this disaster,” said Nancy Dragani, State Coordinating Officer and Executive Director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.
July 25, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.
July 21, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than 4,500 checks or direct deposits, totaling $5.6 million in disaster assistance grants, have been issued, according to federal and state recovery officials. A total of 9,087 residents have applied for disaster assistance in the six designated counties in northern Ohio. The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, July 20:
July 20, 2006
News Release
Here are some facts to should know about flood insurance: Homeowners, business owners and renters all can purchase flood insurance as long as their community participates in the NFIP. Residents do not have to live in a floodplain to buy flood insurance. In fact, more than 25 percent of flood insurance claims come from medium or low-risk flood areas. Flood insurance is available from any licensed insurance agent, or through NFIP by calling 1-800-427-4661.
July 20, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- People who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding. Floods can move and spread for miles. Flash floods can begin and end within just hours, cutting a path of major destruction.
July 18, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two of the four Ohio Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closing this week. The Stark County Disaster Recovery Center in Brewster will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, and the Cuyahoga County Disaster Recovery Center in Valley View will close on Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m. The Lucas County and Huron County DRCs remain open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. These are temporary offices and the information and services are available at no cost.

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