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.
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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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio residents affected by the flooding between May 18 and June 21 may be eligible for tax relief that could lessen some of their losses, federal and state recovery officials said today. “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) permits those with casualty losses from the disaster to claim this year’s losses on last year’s income tax return, even if it’s already been sent in,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Lee Champagne of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “This can result in a quicker refund.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal assistance has reached $17.7 million for flood-stricken Ohio residents, disaster recovery officials reported today. Since the June 3 federal disaster declaration, residents and business owners in 23 counties have been declared eligible for federal assistance by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At the close of business Thursday, 8,842 housing assistance grants totaling $11,104,092 had been approved.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Residents and business owners in two more flood-stricken Ohio counties have been declared eligible for federal assistance, disaster recovery officials announced today.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio residents and business owners in the 21 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage in the flooding between May 18 and June 21 have less than a month to apply for disaster assistance.