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

August 15, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The joint Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close at the end of business at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, and transition into U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance Centers, which will open on Friday, August 18, to continue to provide assistance to disaster victims.
August 11, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- More than $5 million in disaster assistance grants have been approved, according to federal and state recovery officials. A total of 4,128 residents have applied for disaster assistance in Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake 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, August 10.
August 10, 2006
News Release
To further help individuals who have suffered from disaster damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) announced that two (2) Disaster Recovery Centers will stay open on Sunday. The following centers will be open this Sunday, Aug. 13 from noon until 6 p.m. Lake County JFK Senior Center 1580 East 332nd Street Eastlake, OH First Church Congregational United Church of Christ 22 Liberty Street Painesville, OH
August 8, 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.
August 8, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Just one week after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration in three northeastern Ohio counties, nearly $1 million in assistance grants have been issued, either by check or direct deposit, federal and state recovery officials announced today.
August 7, 2006
News Release
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- State and federal disaster officials warn that every disaster has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of disaster victims, so residents should be careful who they let into their homes or hire to make repairs. While no specific cases have been reported, if applicants' homes were damaged by the recent storms, and someone appears at their door claiming to be a disaster or FEMA official, residents should ask for identification.

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