Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1720)

Incident period: August 20, 2007 to August 28, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 27, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 9, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- A mitigation outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will return to the Mansfield Lowe?s store for three days starting Friday, Oct. 12. The Lowe?s store is located at 940 N. Lexington Spring Mill Road. Mitigation specialists will be there from a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
October 9, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- State and local officials, county agencies, and certain non-profit organizations in northwest Ohio have only two days left to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) for federal assistance after the severe storms and flooding that hit the areas Aug. 20-28. The deadline to submit the one-page RPA is Oct. 11. The president?s disaster declaration, issued Aug. 27, designated seven counties eligible for public assistance: Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Richland, and Wyandot.
October 5, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The deadline to register with FEMA and to submit a SBA loan application is October 26 - only three weeks away. "Since the Aug. 26 disaster declaration, more than eight thousand people in eight designated counties have registered for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "There's still time for everyone who had damage to register for assistance. But don't put it off any longer."
September 28, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Grants and loans to help fund recovery efforts after the Aug. 20-28 storms and floods in northwest Ohio now total more than $25 million, state and federal emergency officials announced today. Nearly $13.2 million in federal funds has been approved to help 4,495 households pay for short-term emergency housing and basic repairs to help make primary residences livable again.
September 28, 2007
News Release
As the flood waters rose in Hancock County only 334 of the 2,519 victims-to-be were properly prepared, according to what applicants told state and federal disaster assistance officials. "From our records as of Oct. 26 - one month after the disaster declaration - only 13.3 percent of the households in Hancock County said they had flood insurance when they called us," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 28, 2007
News Release
As the flood waters rose in Richland County only 37 of the 1,884 victims-to-be were properly prepared, according to what applicants told state and federal disaster assistance officials. "From our records as of Oct. 26 - one month after the disaster declaration - only 2 percent of the households in Richland County said they had flood insurance when they called us," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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