Ohio Severe Storms, Straight Line Winds, and Flooding (DR-1656)

Incident period: July 27, 2006 to August 4, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 1, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 6, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency are warning Ohio residents against a particular kind of fraud that always seems to follow in the wake of a major disaster - identity theft.
September 1, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding of July 27 through August 4 have 30 days to apply for state and federal disaster assistance before the September 30 deadline. More than 5,800 residents in the designated counties of Ashtabula , Geauga, and Lake have applied for assistance and more than $15.7 million in grants and low-interest loans have been approved.
August 25, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than $12.5 million in disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved, according to federal and state recovery officials. More than 5,500 residents have applied for disaster assistance in Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake 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 Thursday, August 24.
August 23, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Buying flood insurance can provide protection and peace of mind. Flooding is one of the most common natural hazards in the United States . State and federal officials want to ensure that all Ohio residents are aware of the realities of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Below are some common myths and misconceptions about flood insurance.
August 21, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Severe storm and flooding victims in the designated counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake in northeastern Ohio do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amounts available for their neighbors, state and federal officials announced today.
August 16, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Disaster assistance for Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent storms and flooding in Ohio, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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