On the last day possible, FEMA received more than 100 new registrations from people in the Miami Valley seeking assistance for damages from Memorial Day tornadoes.
FEMA has received 6,591 total individual or household registrations from an 11-county Ohio disaster area between June 18, when a federal disaster declaration was made, and this week’s deadline.
A final report shows Montgomery County had 4,605 registrants, or about 70% of the total, and 95 who waited until the last day. Greene County added eight registrations Tuesday for a total of 597; in Miami County, applicants totaled 116 with three added the day of the deadline.
More than $4.4 million has been awarded to 1,599 individuals or households, according to FEMA.
Following the tornadoes Memorial Day night and early the next day, President Donald Trump signed a major Disaster Declaration for 10 Ohio counties, including Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties. Mahoning County was later added to the declaration. The registration deadline, originally Aug. 19, was extended following the Oregon District mass shooting.
Survivors who need additional aid or help navigating the FEMA appeals process can call a disaster recovery helpline.
The United Way’s 211 HelpLink number will connect survivors to special operators who can complete an assessment and offer one-on-one case management assistance. The operators are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The service is available for all Miami Valley households impacted by the tornadoes. If 211 service is not available in your area, survivors may call 937-225-3000.
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