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White House approves federal funding for Ohioans impacted by March tornadoes

President Joe Biden has declared {that a} main catastrophe exists in Ohio within the areas affected by the March 14 tornadoes.

This declaration will make federal funding accessible for these in counties impacted by the tornadoes together with the next Miami Valley counties: Auglaize, Darke, Logan, Mercer, and Miami.

>> PHOTOS: Strong tornadoes, severe storms bring destruction across Miami Valley

The funding consists of grants for housing and residential repairs, low-cost loans to cowl uninsured properties, and different applications to assist folks and enterprise homeowners, in response to the White House.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news and will get additional necessary resources to the families and businesses recovering after the deadly tornadoes that swept through Central Ohio a month and a half ago. I will continue to push the administration and FEMA to make sure support gets to the families and businesses picking up the pieces after these storms,” mentioned Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Gov. Mike DeWine mentioned he despatched a letter to President Joe Biden on March 29, 2024 requesting a federal catastrophe declaration.

“Ohio EMA and my administration have worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of the victims of the recent tornadoes in and around Indian Lake,” DeWine mentioned. ” I thank FEMA and the President for listening to our calls to supply wanted federal aid to affected Ohioans as quickly as doable.”

Those impacted can start making use of for help at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by utilizing the FEMA App.

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