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 13, 2006
News Release
Cleveland, Ohio -- Some Ohio disaster applicants of the June severe storms and flooding may be getting the wrong message after receiving a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying that they are eligible for “$0.00” assistance for “INS” insurance. The next paragraph, entitled “Applicants with Insurance,” explains that their applications may be placed on hold to allow time to file their insurance claims. FEMA or the State cannot duplicate benefits that may be available from insurance.
July 11, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio residents who suffered losses in the severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding that occurred June 21-23 and who have registered for federal and state disaster assistance must have their damaged property inspected before they can receive financial assistance from the government.
July 7, 2006
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than one week after President Bush signed a major disaster declaration for Ohio, four joint Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open at noon Saturday, July 8 to help meet the ongoing needs of disaster victims and provide a single location where people are able to talk face-to-face with state and federal recovery specialists.
July 6, 2006
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A toll-free application telephone number and online registration is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the six designated counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds, and flooding during the period June 21-23.
July 2, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for the State of Ohio. The assistance will supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds, and flooding during the period of June 21-23, 2006.
July 2, 2006
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Ohio.

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