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Counting the Hours…

Release date: 
August 27, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4447-OH NR 027

COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you sustained losses during the Memorial Day weekend tornadoes and storms, and you live in one of the designated counties  – Montgomery, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Perry, Muskingum, Pickaway, Mahoning, Auglaize, Hocking and Darke – you can still seek eligibility for federal disaster assistance by registering with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

But you’ll have to move fast. Registration closes at midnight, local time, September 3rd.

To register:
• Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The Helpline operates daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Multilingual operators are on duty. The Helpline will be closed on Labor Day, September 2.
• Log onto You can handle your registration online.
• Download the FEMA app onto your IPhone at

Don’t keep putting it off. You can literally count the hours until the deadline is here.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability, call 800-462-7585.

Last Updated: 
August 27, 2019 - 16:26