Tornado relief: FEMA opens Miami County disaster resource center location

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The community of West Milton was hit hard by the Memorial Day tornadoes, but are doing their best to rebuild.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The FEMA Disaster Resource Center for Miami County will be located at Milton Union High School, 7640 Milton-Potsdam Road in West Milton, for victims of recent storms.

The center will be open Friday, June 28 through Monday, July 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

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Attendees are instructed to park on the south side of the building and go into the double doors marked M25. Agencies will be located in the cafeteria.

Representatives from FEMA and other state and local agencies will be present at the center to answer questions about the various forms of assistance, explain what happens next in the process, make copies of documents that may be needed for the various programs and offer recovery information, such as how to incorporate mitigation actions while repairing or rebuilding.

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If you have damage not covered by insurance from the disasters of May 27 through May 29, it is recommended by agencies to begin the process by applying for federal assistance online at or by calling 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay); TTY 800-462-7585.

When applying, have the following information ready: Social Security number, daytime telephone number, current mailing address as well as the mailing address and zip code for the damaged property, and insurance information for the property.

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If you haven't already, contact your insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA does not duplicate insurance payments. However, you may still receive help after your insurance claim has been settled if you have eligible uninsured or under-insured losses.

The Small Business Administration will also have representatives at the Disaster Recovery Center to assist businesses in completing the SBA application and answer questions.

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