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Mahoning EMA seeks to link flooding damage with Dayton area tornado disaster

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Flooding near the Boardman Plaza Flooding near the Boardman Plaza
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency says it is working with Ohio EMA in the hopes of being included in the FEMA Disaster Declaration that was requested for the tornados that occurred in Southwest Ohio. 

Due to the severity of the damages from those storms, as well as the flooding that occurred in Mahoning County, Mahoning EMA Director Dennis O'Hara said this process would take several weeks to coordinate with FEMA.

The potential inclusion in the FEMA Disaster Declaration would assist residents and businesses that sustained major or destroyed damage during the May 28th flooding, according to O'Hara. 

Residents or businesses that don't meet the FEMA criteria would still be able to apply for Small Business Administration low-interest loan assistance.

Below is an Insurance and disaster recovery toolkit from the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Insurance and disaster recovery toolkit

Tips concerning claim filing, what are generally covered, avoiding insurance and contractor fraud

www.insurance.ohio.gov/Consumer/Pages/SevereStormRecoveryToolkit.aspx  

Filing an insurance complaint with the State of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Insurance investigates complaints against companies and agents

www.insurance.ohio.gov/Consumer/OCS/Documents/HowtoComplain.pdf

www.http://insurance.ohio.gov/Pages/ComplaintMain.aspx

Ohio Department of Insurance website

www.insurance.ohio.gov

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