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 14, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- It's important for parents and guardians to keep in mind that children can be particularly vulnerable to stress as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding. "Children may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life," said Sandra Stephenson, MSW, MA, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health. "Most children bounce back quickly with social support and the aid of their families, but it is important to be aware of your child's reaction to stress and anxiety and to seek additional help if necessary."
September 12, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- People who get disaster grants must follow the letter-the letter from FEMA, that is. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants come with very few strings. They are tax free and do not have to be repaid. They are not counted as income for welfare or other federal benefit programs. They cannot be garnished or otherwise encumbered.
September 12, 2007
News Release
Findlay, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with local building supply stores, will be offering outreach teams to provide flood mitigation information and guidance. The first outreach team will be in Findlay Sept. 13 through 19 at Lowe's, 1077 Bright Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. To date, the mitigation outreach program has reached more than 1,600 Ohioans - at building supply outreach sites, or at a Disaster Recovery Center.
September 12, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with local building supply stores, will be offering outreach teams to provide flood mitigation information and guidance. The initial outreach team will be in Mansfield Sept. 13 through 19 at Lowe's, 940 North Lexington Spring Mill Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. To date, the mitigation outreach program has reached more than 1,600 Ohioans - at a building supply store or at a Disaster Recovery Center.
September 12, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), a one-stop location for disaster help and information, will be open for three days in Mansfield starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The mobile unit - a fully-equipped office inside a motorized van - will be located in a parking lot outside the Richland County Transit building, 232 N. Main St. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13-15.
September 12, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Only four days remain to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bluffton or Carey. The DRCs there are closing Saturday - but customer services representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain in the area to help people with their SBA loan applications.

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