July 2, 2019
FEMA News Desk: 614-220-7242
Ohio Emergency Management Agency News Desk: 614-799-3695
Mahoning County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio–Homeowners, renters and businesses in Mahoning County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding on May 27-29, 2019. Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry and Pickaway counties were previously designated for Individual Assistance under this declaration, bringing the total to 11 counties in Ohio.
Disaster assistance includes FEMA Individual Assistance for qualified homeowners and renters. That may include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
In addition, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover business and residential losses as a result of the disaster.
How to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance:
• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
• Use the FEMA App.
• Call 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available. Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance.
The last day to register for FEMA assistance is Aug. 19, 2019.
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 and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. All Disaster Recovery Centers are physically accessible and equipped to accommodate disaster survivors who need communication access. If you require an accommodation (ASL interpreter, Braille, large print, etc.) while visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, just ask a FEMA representative.