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 11, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state today announced that state and local governments and some private nonprofit organizations in seven counties affected by last month's storms and flooding are now eligible for public assistance. The seven counties declared eligible for federal Public Assistance are: Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Richland and Wyandot. Eligible agencies can receive funding on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged from Aug. 20 to Aug. 28.
September 11, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with the Wyandot County Fair, will be offering outreach teams to provide flood mitigation information and guidance. FEMA will be at the east end of the fair's Booth Building from Sept. 11 through Sept. 16. Team hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The fairgrounds are located at 10171 State Highway 53 North in Upper Sandusky.
September 10, 2007
News Release
FINDLAY, Ohio -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today that more than $10 million in grants has now been approved for homeowners and renters in eight Ohio counties declared eligible for disaster assistance. "We now have $10,236,685 on its way to help people in Ohio who are trying to get their homes and their lives back in order after last month's storms and floods," said Federal Coordinating Officer Jesse Munoz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 8, 2007
News Release
LINDSAY, Ohio -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Allen and Wyandot counties will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. The centers are located in Bluffton and Carey, respectively. Those who still have questions about assistance or low-interest disaster loans and those who want to register for assistance can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired, or go online at www.fema.gov. Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) every day.
September 7, 2007
News Release
Findlay, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with the Wyandot County Fair, will be offering outreach teams to provide flood mitigation information and guidance. FEMA will be at the east end of the fair's Booth Building from Sept. 11 through Sept. 16. Team hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.  The fairgrounds are located at 10171 State Highway 53 North in Upper Sandusky.
September 7, 2007
News Release
Findlay, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with local building supply stores, is offering outreach teams to provide flood mitigation information and guidance. Teams will be in Findlay between Sept. 6 and Oct. 10 at the following locations and hours:

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