COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Thanksgiving plans for more than 40 Ohio families are a little bit brighter in their new temporary homes -- travel trailers that were provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to disaster victims in several counties during the past few weeks.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It happens every year. All over America, flooding repeats itself and thousands suffer major damage to their homes. And then many of the victims find out they aren’t insured. In Ohio, flooding is the most likely disaster residents will face time and time again, and 2004 is no exception. “Buying flood insurance is the best thing you can do to protect your home, family, financial security or your business,” said Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Federal and state disaster officials are reminding residents that tomorrow, Thursday, November 18, is their last day to call and apply for disaster assistance from the severe storm and flooding damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in late August and September in 21 eastern Ohio counties.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers placed in operation in the Eastern portion of Ohio after September's Hurricane Ivan flooding will close this week at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 19, according to federal and state disaster officials. The centers had originally been scheduled to close on Nov. 18, the application deadline, but will remain open one additional day through Friday evening. The following sites are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday.
Columbus, Ohio -- If someone calls and asks for your bank account number or PIN number to get or increase your ability to get Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance, please do not give out such information, federal and state recovery officials said today. “There are no fees for FEMA assistance and anyone who claims to be able to assist you for a fee may be committing fraud,” said Lee Champagne, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinating officer of FEMA.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than one week remains for severe storms and flooding victims who suffered damages between August 27 to September in one of 21 eastern Ohio counties to call and apply for state and federal disaster assistance by the November 18 deadline.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Ohio’s severe storms and flooding victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center in the village of Trimble in Athens County. The center will provide an opportunity for people to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency are searching for housing resources to help disaster recovery efforts in areas flooded last month. "If you have an empty apartment or home in one of the 21 one disaster declared counties, and you want to work with disaster officials and rent that property, please call us today," said Lee Champagne, FEMA federal coordinating officer.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- More than $27.5 million in grants and low-interest loans has been approved for thousands of eastern Ohio disaster victims, but just two weeks remain for those who suffered damages between August 27 through September 27, to call and apply before the November 18 deadline. (The deadline to apply for West Virginia residents is November 19.)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A recent news release incorrectly listed the number of counties eligible for Public Assistance (Infrastructure). There are only 17 counties eligible for this type of assistance for affected local governments, state and county agencies, and certain private non-profit organizations. The counties eligible for Public Assistance (Infrastructure) include Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington.