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DR-4447-OH Federal Disaster Declaration
for the May 27-29 Tornadoes,
Severe Storms and Flooding

Celina tornado damage

On June 18, Governor Mike DeWine announced that President Trump issued a Presidential Disaster Declaration for federal assistance for individuals and businesses after 21 tornadoes touched down during severe storms that passed through the state May 27-29.

Federal assistance is available to residents in the following counties: Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry and Pickaway. The following assistance programs are available through this disaster declaration:

  • Individual Assistance Program
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Low-Interest Loans
  • Disaster Legal Services Program
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Disaster Recovery Centers have opened to help homeowners, renters and business owners impacted by the severe storms and flooding. Storm survivors should first register for federal assistance by one of the following ways:

Disaster Recovery Center Locations (Open Mon-Sun, 7 am – 7 pm)
Trotwood-Madison High School
444 N. Union Road
Trotwood, OH 45426

Dayton Children's Hospital
Child Health Pavilion
1010 Valley Street
Dayton, OH 45404

Shaw Elementary School
3560 Kemp Road
Beavercreek, OH 45431


07.18.2019:  FEMA Approved Public Assistance for Four Ohio Counties
07.18.2019:  Thirty Days Left to Register with FEMA, SBA
07.17.2019:  State of Ohio Participates in National-Level Military Exercise
07.16.2019:  Boardman Disaster Recovery Center to Stay Open Until Further Notice
07.11.2019:  You May Be Eligible for Additional Rental Assistance from FEMA
07.08.2019:  Treasurer Sprague re-opens Ag-LINK Program for Ohio farmers impacted by floods
07.08.2019:  10 Facts to Know: Federal Disaster Assistance in Ohio
07.05.2019:  FEMA Hosts Job Fair in Ohio, July 12-13 at ODPS
07.05.2019:  New Hours of Operation for Ohio's Disaster Recovery Centers
07.03.2019:  Ohio Requests FEMA Public Assistance for Governments due to Tornadoes, Flooding
07.03.2019:  Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Three Days in Circleville
07.02.2019:  Mahoning County Added to Most Recent Federal Disaster Declaration for Ohio
07.01.2019:  URSB Public Meeting Notice


Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

Period of Performance:
September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2022

The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.



How Do I...

Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation. You can also allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.