Dayton VA Medical Center campus. May, 2018. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Tornado recovery: Dayton VA to host FEMA registration event

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster registration center will be open today at the Dayton VA Medical Center for survivors of Memorial Day tornadoes to sign up for federal assistance or ask questions about current claims.

FEMA will be at the center located in Building 305 today, beginning at 2 p.m. through Friday. Hours of operation Thursday and Friday are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to a FEMA spokesman.

The event is open to all survivors living in the 11 federally declared disaster counties resulting from the May 27-29 storms. No appointment is required.

The VA event will not include all services offered to survivors at the three area disaster recovery centers, including those by the Small Business Administration, state insurance and Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other local voluntary organizations.

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Additionally, FEMA will assist survivors understand the appeals process if a claim has been previously denied. Two American Sign Language staff will be present to assist those in need.

Eligibility for grant or loan assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis.

FEMA encourages survivors to first register online or by telephone.

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How to register with FEMA

Online: www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Mobile device: FEMA App

Phone: 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. daily. Multilingual operators are available.

Deadline to register: Aug. 19

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