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 24, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- A mitigation outreach team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will set up shop in the Mansfield Lowe's store starting Wednesday, showing people how to make their homes safer, and possibly reduce their insurance premiums. The Lowe's store is located at 940 N. Lexington Spring Mill Road. Mitigation specialists will be there from Friday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Oct. 3. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The outreach team will not be there Monday, Oct. 1.
September 24, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- A denial letter from FEMA may not mean you are ineligible for assistance. There are several easily fixed reasons why an applicant may receive a denial letter, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The most common reason for denial letters is that the applicants are insured. This is marked as INS or IINS on the denial letter. In that situation, FEMA requires more information on the insurance settlement before a final decision can be made.
September 24, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Looking to make your home safer and dryer? So is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A mitigation outreach team from FEMA is setting up shop in the Lima Lowe's store to give people information and advice about simple, low-cost repair and retrofitting solutions that may help reduce damage and loss in a flood.
September 21, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Time is running out to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). People who are out of work as a result of the recently declared disaster have until next Wednesday, Sept. 26, to apply with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Applicants can call 1-877-644-6562 (877-OHIO-JOB) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. DUA eligibility applies to people who do not qualify for regular unemployment and who, as a result of the disaster:
September 21, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- One month after the rains came and northwest Ohio experienced its worst flooding in a century, state and federal aid to recovering residents and businesses has reached more than $20 million. By the close of business Thursday, Sept. 20, state and federal grants to homeowners and renters for housing and other disaster-related personal needs totaled $15.3 million, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Long-term low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) totaled $5.6 million.
September 20, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Applicants for disaster assistance could find themselves out of the loop if they can?t be reached. The time right after a disaster can be unsettling. People often move from place to place. Telephone numbers change. Staying in contact can be difficult?but essential in the case of disaster assistance. "It is important that we know how to get in touch with you," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Both addresses and telephone numbers need to be updated.

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