Cridersville, OH -- A Disaster Assistance Team of federal and state disaster assistance specialists will be in Willshire July 30 and 31 to give households and businesses that suffered property damage from the July 4 floods information and help in filing applications for aid.
The team will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Parkway Middle School:
PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
103 Green Street
Willshire, OH 45898
Program experts will offer advice and consultation to those whose homes and businesses were damaged as a result of the recent disaster. Assistance available to eligible applicants may include temporary housing grants, U.S. Small Business Administration loans for homeowners, renters and businesses, and grants for disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.
Ohio residents and businesses needing disaster assistance should take the first step by registering for aid by phone toll-free:
For the hard of hearing: TTY 1-800-462-7585
On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.