Columbus, Ohio (STL.News) – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 10 in Circleville to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019.
- Monday, July 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 10 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Individuals can visit any open Disaster Recovery Center to get their questions answered. To find the center closest to you, visit www.fema.gov/DRC.
At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.
Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
- Using the FEMA App; or
- Call 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. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.
Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (American Sign Language (ASL), Braille, Large print, etc.) may call (800) 621-3362 to request assistance in advance of a visit or ask recovery staff at the center. ASL users can call, text or FaceTime (614) 530-1594 directly to request an interpreter.
Eleven Ohio counties have been approved for individual assistance including Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mahoning, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry and Pickaway counties. Additional recovery centers will be opening to support survivors in other counties.