Tornado survivors left with less than one week to apply for FEMA assistance

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials from FEMA, Ohio EMA, and SBA held a news conference at Dayton Children’s Hospital on Wednesday reminding residents of the looming deadline to apply for federal assistance.

James Joseph, Regional Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thanked the community for its partnership saying, “There’s not a thing I can do on a daily basis without partnerships.”

Joseph said there are more than 6,000 people registered for individual assistance. These are people, Joseph said, who were either uninsured or under-insured, helping them get started on recovery efforts. Renters who needed help fining a place to stay in the near-term are also included in that number.

Joseph said the most important thing is there less than a week to register for assistance. September 3, 2019 is the deadline to apply for FEMA assistance. There are several ways to register for assistance including:

The recovery center closes on Aug. 30 at 7 pm. FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are both located at the center to offer assistance.

The facility will reopen on September 3 at 8 am as a Disaster Loan Outreach Center operated by the SBA.

Representative Mike Turner (R) was also in attendance and thanked FEMA for its response. Turner said more than $4 million in grants have been received in the area to date.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald echoed the thanks to FEMA and the SBA.

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