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

September 28, 2007
News Release
As the flood waters rose in Allen County only five of the 275 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 1.8 percent of the households in Allen 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 Crawford County only 16 of the 1,570 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 1 percent of the households in Crawford 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 Putnam County only 101 of the 847 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 11.9 percent of the households in Putnam 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 Hardin County, none of the 113 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 - none of the households in Hardin 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
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.

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