Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1519)

Incident period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 28, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When disasters strike, voluntary agencies often are among the first to arrive on the scene and among the last to leave. After widespread flooding struck Ohio this spring, the contribution of volunteer agencies to the recovery was immeasurable, state and federal disaster officials said today.
July 26, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Only one week remains for individuals and business owners in the 23 Ohio counties designated for disaster assistance to call and apply for state and federal aid to replace losses from the severe storms and flooding that occurred May 18 through June 21. “Not everything that was lost can be replaced, but disaster aid can help begin the recovery process,” said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 23, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Victims of the Ohio storms and flooding of May 18 through June 21, who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), should take the time to fill it out and return it promptly. This includes renters, homeowners, landlords, business owners, and non-profit organizations that have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to register for disaster assistance.
July 23, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than $21 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for individuals and business owners who suffered damage in Ohio’s spring flooding, disaster recovery officials said today. An additional $12.1 million in federal assistance for infrastructure is expected to be provided.
July 19, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Only two weeks remain for Ohioans who have not yet applied for federal and state disaster assistance. “We will continue to process assistance applications, but the deadline to call and apply is August 2,” said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 16, 2004
News Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In just six weeks since a federal disaster declaration was issued for Ohio’s spring flooding, more than $19.7 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for disaster victims. To date, 33,762 people have registered for assistance by calling the FEMA toll-free number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairment. Both lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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