From left, Malyssa Suarez and Steve Cooper, both with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Hossain, of the Small Business Administration, and Brigitte Bouska, with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, conduct a joint preliminary assessment of tornado-damaged buildings Wednesday at the Woodland Hills Apartments in Trotwood. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a disaster relief center Saturday at Trotwood-Madison High School to help the region recover from a destructive Memorial Day tornado outbreak.
Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies will be available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.
“Start the process,” he said. “We really need to get you into the system to move ahead. It’s the process we go through and we want to make sure everyone who qualifies for assistance gets the assistance they need.”