FEMA to open Disaster Recovery Center in West Milton


PREPARING TO OPEN ITS FIRST DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER IN MIAMI COUNTY – SINCE THE MEMORIAL DAY TORNADOES.BROOKE: THAT CENTER IS SET TO OPEN FRIDAY IN WEST MILTON.2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW TALKED TO PEOPLE THERE WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR ASSISTANCE. KRISTEN INTRO: “OFFICIALS SAY THAT DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER WILL BE LOCATED HERE AT MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL. FEMA SAYS IT’S A PLACE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS.”JAMES KEISER – HOME DAMAGED IN TORNADO: “GOT A LOT OF WIND, GOT SOME RAIN, THEN ABOUT THE TIME THE TORNADO STARTED COMING THROUGH OUR AREA, IT RAMPED UP TEN-FOLD.” JAMES KEISER LIVES WITH HIS WIFE IN HIS GRANDPARENTS’ FORMER HOME IN LUDLOW FALLS – AND SAYS HE’S IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING SEVERAL REPAIRS DONE. FORTUNATELY – HE HAS INSURANCE – BUT HIS NEIGHBOR ACROSS THE STREET ELWOOD PIPTON TELLS ME HE DOES NOT. ELWOOD PIPTON – HOME DAMAGED IN TORNADO: “WINDOWS, THEY’RE ABOUT 100 BUCKS A POP, SO THAT’S LIKE A THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THEN THE ROOF IS PROBABLY ANOTHER THOUSAND.” PIPTON SAYS 10 OF HIS WINDOWS BLEW OUT – AND HE LOST HIS CHIMNEY AND PART OF HIS ROOF – IN ADDITION TO A BARN AND CHICKEN COOP ON HIS PROPERTY THAT WERE DESTROYED. PIPTON SAYS AFTER FEMA CREWS VISITED HIS NEIGHBORHOOD – HE APPLIED FOR ASSISTANCE.ELWOOD PIPTON: “TWO DAYS LATER, I RECEIVED THE E-MAIL SAYING I WAS ACCEPTED, AND A DAY LATER, I RECEIVED PAYMENTS FROM THEM.” PIPTON SAYS THANKS TO THE FEMA ASSISTANCE – HE CAN MAKE THE REPAIRS NEEDED TO HIS HOME – AND HE’S NOW IN THE PROCESS OF REPAIRING HIS ROOF. ELWOOD PIPTON: “I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE JUST A JOKE, BUT THEY WERE RIGHT OUT HERE, RIGHT ON IT. I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESPONSE.” KRISTEN TAG: “COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER WILL BE OPEN STARTING ON FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY THE 1ST – FROM 7 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 7 AT NIGHT. FEMA OFFICIALS HAVE SAID YOU MAY NEED TO PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION AND HAVE DOCUMENTS WITH YOU WHEN YOU VISIT. WE’VE GOT MORE INFORMATION ON THAT ON OUR WEBSITE – W-D-T-N DOT COM. IN WEST MILTON – KRISTEN ESKOW, 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU.” BROOKE:FOR ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE TORNADO RECOVERY– LOOK FOR THE RED BANNER ON OUR HOMEPAGE AT W-D-T-N DOT COM. BROOKE:A FOLLOW UP ON BREAKING NEWS WE BROUGHT YOU HERE ON 2 NEWS AT 10 LAST NIGHT… BROOKE:POLICE IN WEST CARROLLTON HAVE IDENTIFIED THE SOURCE OF AN AMMONIA VAPOR…

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