Disaster declaration means Miami Valley qualifies for FEMA aid


CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS. BROOKE:TODATHWHITE HOUSE ISSUED AN OFFICIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR 10 OHIO COUNTIES.MARK:THE STATE WILL NOW GET FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALSAND BUSINESSES IMPACTED BYTHE MEMORIAL DAY TORNADOES MARK:2NEWS REPORTER ADAM RIFE IS LIVE IN TROTWOOD WITH MORE ON THE PROCESS, AND WHAT’S NEXT. ADAM:PEOPLIMPACTED BY THOSE STORMWILL GET RELIEF, BUT THE ADEADLINE FOR WHEN THEY CAN APPLY.OHIO GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE TOLD ME TODAY HE’S HAPPY WITH THIS DECLARATION, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO ACT QUICKLY. GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE:”THERE’S ADAWIOWSO YOU ONLY HAVE 60 DAYFOR PEOPLE TO CONTACT THE GOVERNMENT AND TO ASK FOR ASSISTANCE.”60 DAYS TO CONTACT FEMAND APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF.ONCE PEOPLE GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCES DEWINE SAYS INDIVIDUAL CASEWORKERS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO EACH PERSON AFFECTED TO RECOUP LOSSES THATWERE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE.GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE:”TOCWENT REASONABLY FAST CONSIDERING PAST HISTORYOF HOW THESE THINGS WORK OUT.”THE DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED TUESDAY ALSO DEDICATES FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY 21 TORNADOES, IADDITION TO STRAIGHT-LI WINDS, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, AND LANDSLIDES.GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE:”THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED FOR SOME TIME AND IT WAS NOT A SURE SHOT THAT WE WERE GOING TO GET IT, AT ALL. SO I’M HAPPY WE GOTIT, I’M PARTICULARLHAPPY WE GOT IT FOR 10 COUNTIES.”GOVERNOR DEWINE SAYS ATWI CONTINUEO MONITOR SMALLER PROGRAMS, BUT ADDS THE BULK OF THE RECOVERY PROCESS IS NOW LARGELY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’HANDS.GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE’RHAY TH E DESIGTIWE’RE SORRY WE HAD TO G THE DESIGNATION, SORRY THIS HAS OCU, BUT HAPPY WE C G THIS DESIGNATION FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRAT” ADAM:COMING UP TONIGHT AT 5: MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMS THAT WILL NOW BE INITIATED.LIVE IN TROTWOOD, AR, 2NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. MARK:MERCER COUNTY IS ONE OF THE COUNTIES SET TO RECIEVE HELP FROM FEMA.BROOKE:2 NEWS REPORTER JUDITH RETANA TALKED TO THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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