Ohio Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight Line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1651)

Incident period: June 21, 2006 to June 23, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 2, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
July 14, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If your home was affected in the recent flooding it could be harboring mold. “After flooding, mold can pose a danger to your home and health,” said Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director J. Nick Baird, M.D. “Taking steps to clean mold properly ensures a healthy home, especially for those who may suffer from allergies and asthma.” Care must be taken to clean and completely dry any areas of the home that have gotten wet from floodwaters to prevent structural damage and adverse bhealth effects from mold.
July 14, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Less than two weeks after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration more than $3.2 million in disaster assistance grants have been issued either by check or direct deposit to 2,546 applicants, federal and state recovery officials announced today. A total of 6,832 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 13:

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