A Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, June 22 to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019.
Location: Trotwood- Madison High School 4440 N Union Rd Trotwood, OH 45426
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED IN MONGTOMERY COUNTY AND 9 OTHER OHIO COUNTIES
Ohio has received federal assistance for individuals in 10 counties, including Montgomery County, that were impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, and landslides last month. Individuals and businesses impacted from the storms can register for FEMA assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
The declaration opens up the following assistance programs:
- Individual Assistance Program,
- Possible low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),
- Disaster Legal Services Program,
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
LOANS AVAILABLE THROUGH SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Following the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration, Ohio businesses, nonprofits, and homeowners affected by the recent tornadoes are eligible for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration.
These loans can be used to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, and other building assets.
Beginning June 20, the SBA will open two area Business Recovery Centers to help with applications to these loan programs. Both will begin serving the community at 10 a.m. on June 20.
- In Montgomery County, the Business Recovery Center will be located at the Harrison Township Community Center at 5945 N. Dixie Dr. in Dayton.
- In Greene County, the Business Recovery Center will be at the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce at 3210 Beaver-Vu Dr.
Both centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. They will operate until further notice.
Businesses and nonprofits may borrow up to $2 million for repair or replacement of destroyed assets. Disaster loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace destroyed real estate.
Anyone seeking disaster loans from the SBA should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If internet access isn’t available, call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. To apply for SBA disaster loans, use the Electronic Loan Application through the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
Businesses who received damage from the recent storms should also contact BusinessFirst! for additional resources. BusinessFirst! is available online at BusinessFirstDaytonRegion.com or by calling (937) 225-4351.
If you still need emergency assistance, please call 911 or your local fire or police departments.
The Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) call center is now closed.
The number (937-225-6217) is no longer active.
Further updates may be found at www.mcohio.org under “Current Relief Updates.”
We will continue to provide regular updates to the community there.
If you are seeking to confirm the status of a loved one, please call the Red Cross Safe and Well Hotline at (937) 222-6711.
UPDATE June 14 at 9:00 am
Public Health's Mobile Unit
Will be on location to provide: immunizations, birth certificates, cribs, shot recrods and medicaid/medicare assistance
for those who were affected by the tornadoes.
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trotwood Government Center,
3035 Olive Rd.
Thursday, June 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brookville Fire Station
775 E. Upper Lewisburg-Salem Rd.
For more information call (937) 225-5700
FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (FAC)
Montgomery County, in partnership with ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board), is now operating a Family Assistance Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1500 Shiloh Springs Rd in Dayton. The center will operate until further notice from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Starting on Monday, June 17, the hours will be 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
The Center will serve as a “one stop” location to meet with representatives of Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, American Red Cross, Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, St. Vincent DePaul and United Way HelpLink.The Center will offer access to one-on-one intervention services to assist with trauma and mental health needs for those individuals affect by the tornadoes. Trained specialists will help to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate services.
A computer lab will be available for displaced residents to access online services for such things as insurance claims, public assistance benefits, replacement Medicaid/Medicare cards, and information on senior services, housing and transportation services.
Document Replacement and Legal Resource Clinic
Monday, June 17th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sinclair Community College (Building 12)
Through a collaboration of community groups and organizations, including the Community Action Partnership, Caresource, Montgomery County, ADAMHS, Lexis Nexis, Greene County Recorder Eric Sears, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, the Ohio BMV, Montgomery County Recorder Brandon McClain, Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Mike Foley, The Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, Advocates for Basic Legal Equity, Inc., Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc., Sinclair Community College, The Greater Dayton RTA, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, residents impacted by the tornados that passed through our area on May 27 who have lost important documents can receive a waiver on all application fees for the following documents:
- Driver’s License
- Auto Title
- Divorce Decree
- Court ordered Name Change Document
- Marriage License
- Social Security Card
Residents will also receive information on post-tornado issues and gain a better understanding of:
- FEMA assistance programs
- Nutritional programs and benefits such as emergency food stamps
- Landlord/tenant issues
- Insurance claim issues
- Homeowner mortgage payment options after a disaster
- Consumer fraud scams
- Tax relief options
- So much more
Residents will also have access to:
- Household Items
- Cleaning Supplies
- Hygiene Products
This event also features:
- Free movie for children
- Free parking will be available in the Building 12 garage
- Free transportation to and from the event, during clinic hours, courtesy of RTA
For More Information, please contact the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project at: (937)- 461-3857
MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAIVING FEES FOR UTILITY PERMITS
Montgomery County is helping the community to rebuild by issuing permits at no charge for electric and gas piping permits. This waiver is effective immediately for restoring services to properties affected by the recent storms. These waivers will be in effect through July 31. NOTE: Property owners still need to apply for permits for safe reconnection!
Property owners will still need to apply for an electric or gas piping permit. Each property will need to be inspected to ensure safety when turning on the utilities, but the fees for these permits will be waived. For electric and gas reconnects, DP&L and Vectren are already inspecting properties that sustained minor or no damage, and restoring service where it can be done safely. If they find damage or leaks, they will inform the owner or tenant to have the damage repaired, and to then contact Montgomery County Building Regulations for permits and inspections.
Any questions concerning permits for ensure safe utility reconnection should be directed to the Montgomery County Building Regulations Department at www.selectmcohio.com/mcohio/building or (937) 225-4622.
FEMA & DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS
We do not have a federal emergency declaration at this time. Our assessment teams have already conducted preliminary assessments of the property damage in the impacted communities. No FEMA relief sites are in operation in our area. FEMA will be conducting a separate damage assessment and making their own determination at a later time.
Auditor’s Office Notice: Properties damaged or destroyed in the Memorial Day tornadoes may be eligible for a deduction in taxable property value. Call the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office at 937-225-4326 or visit http://www.mcauditor.org/ to complete and submit a form.
WATER & SEWER UPDATE
The boil advisory has been lifted for all of Dayton, Montgomery County, Greene County, Trotwood, and Brookville water systems. The conservation advisory is also lifted. You can return to normal water usage. We are no longer redirecting wastewater (sewage) into the Stillwater River. However, the river has not been cleared as safe by Public Health at this time.
FOOD AND WATER NEEDS
We are coordinating shelter, food, water with jurisdictions, Red Cross and the Foodbank, Inc.
- Harrison Township Fire Station 94, open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2400 Turner Road – food, water, hygiene, household supplies (both receiving and distributing).
- Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Matthew 25: Ministries), 645 Infirmary Road – Water, Ice, Food, Other Supplies and Resources, also accepting donations
- The Foodbank, Inc., 56 Armor Place, Dayton – Food and Water
- Washington Township Rec Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. – Water, Other Supplies
- Montgomery County Environmental Services, 1850 Spaulding Rd, Kettering – Water
- Morton Middle School – Shelter, Food, Water, Mental/Emotional Support
- 8555 Peters Pike, Vandalia
- Corinthian Church – Shelter, Food, Water, Mental/Emotional Support
- 700 N. James H. McGee, Dayton
- First Baptist Church Kettering, 3939 Swigart Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45440
If a natural disaster destroyed your housing and you need assistance with moving expenses, rental deposit, rent and utility payments, contact these numbers for assistance & resources:
- Miami Valley Community Action Partnership: (937) 963-9433
- St. Vincent de Paul Conferences: (937) 222-5555
- Other: VRBO may offer reduced rates for shelter in time of disaster: www.vrbo.com
If the tornadoes destroyed your rental housing to the point that it is deemed uninhabitable:
- Contact your landlord or property management company to ask if there are comparable units available. Units should be comparable in pricing, bedroom size, amenities, and location.
- You can immediately vacate the premises and notify the landlord in writing of your intention to terminate the rental agreement, in which case the agreement terminates on the date of vacating.
- You are entitled to a refund of your security deposit if you have been forced out of your housing unit long term due to a natural disaster situation that’s out of your control.
Legal Assistance and Fair Housing Resource
- Legal Aid of Western Ohio, (937) 228-8088, 1-(888)-534-1432, http://www.ablelaw.org/
- Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, (937) 223-6035, https://www.mvfairhousing.com/
- Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, (937) 228-8104 or (800) 837-0814
Homeowner Assistance – Home Repair Programs
* CountyCorp: (937) 225-6328
* Rebuilding Together Dayton: (937) 223-4893
* People Working Cooperatively: (513) 351-7921
Property Taxes: Properties damaged/destroyed in the Memorial Day tornadoes may be eligible for a deduction in taxable property value. Call Montgomery County Auditor’s Office at (937) 225-4326 or visit http://www.mcauditor.org/.
Property Deeds: Montgomery County Recorder’s Office will provide FREE property deeds to those impacted by the storm. Visit the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office from 8AM to 4PM, M-F, at 5th Floor, County Administration Building, 451 W. Third St., Dayton.
PROGRAMS FOR STORM RELIEF FROM THE STATE TREASURER'S OFFICE
The Ohio Treasurer’s office administers two economic development programs that may be beneficial to impacted individuals or entities when insurance coverage or relief funds do not cover the full cost of repairs or replacement of property, equipment, or vehicles, or if those impacted did not have insurance coverage for the damage incurred.
ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link offer interest rate reduction on loans for damage from natural disasters for any Ohioan with a small business or a primary residence located in Ohio. The bank loan application must be submitted in conjunction with a participating Ohio depositary bank. The borrower and the bank loan officer complete the application online. Please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102 for assistance finding a participating bank in your area.
ReEnergize Ohio (previously Renew Ohio) assists small business owners and farm operators who require loans to repair or replace their property. The ReEnergize Ohio linked-deposit program can work with SBA loans as well.
For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on individual or commercial loans for up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000, with possible cap variance on a case by case basis.
For restoration loans, provides up to 3% interest rate reduction on loans up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000.
The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for a business construction project must be attached and must total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.
ECO-Link (previously Rebuild Ohio) assists homeowners with financing the restoration or replacement of their primary residence through the use of construction or restoration loans.
For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to two (2) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $400,000.
For restoration loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to seven (7) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $50,000.
The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for the projects must be attached and total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.
More information about ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link can be found at http://www.tos.ohio.gov/Economic_Development. If you have any further questions, please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102.
Contact Veterans Service Commission: (937) 225-4801
Call oxygen supplier (contact info located on oxygen bottle).
MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
- Samaritan CrisisCare: (937) 224-4646
- Optum Public Crisis Line: Emotional support help line at (866) 342-6892 is free of charge and available to anyone. Caring professionals will connect people to resources. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
Nationwide hotline for individuals experiencing emotional distress for any disaster.
Or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
FREE TORNADO HOME CLEANUP HOTLINE AVAILABLE NOW
Survivors needing assistance with home cleanup may call: 800-451-1954.
From now until June 14, 2019, several relief agencies are staffing a free hotline for tarping, tree-cutting, debris removal, and home cleanup. This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in debris cleanup, as they are able. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the expected overwhelming need.
Importantly, this hotline cannot assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance, or questions about FEMA registration.
Please call United Way’s Help Link #211 for help with social services.
Our Solid Waste District located at 1001 Encrete Ln., Moraine, OH has announced extended hours to accept solid waste and yard waste.
Monday – Friday: 6am – 8pm
Saturday : 7am – 4pm
Sunday – CLOSED
Montgomery County residents in heavily affected areas will experience approximately a 20% reduction in disposal costs only. This action shall go into effect June 4 thru July 30 to help residents impacted by the recent tornados/storms. This reduction in cost is due to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) agreeing to waive the State disposal fee of $4.75 per ton and Montgomery County waiving the solid waste generation fee of $3.00 per ton.
- Yard waste and brush disposal is FREE for Montgomery County residents at the Solid Waste District. All yard waste must be clean and free of debris/trash. No larger than 24” diameter pieces. No stumps. Contractors will be charged at $36/ton for yard waste and brush disposal.
- Residents should continue putting yard waste and brush debris at curbside. Local jurisdictions, private haulers, and volunteers are helping to remove yard waste and brush and take it to the appropriate location.
- Residents can the call crisis management hotline for help gaining debris removal assistance: 800-451-1954
- Additional information at (937) 225-4999 or www.mcswd.org.
Trash: Jurisdictions and private haulers are helping to manage cleanup for trash and construction/demolition debris by providing large dumpsters in affected areas.
- Construction and demolition material can be dropped off for a fee at Solid Waste District, 1001 Encrete Lane, Moraine, OH. Call (937) 225-4999.
- Jurisdictions and private haulers are helping to manage cleanup for trash and construction/demolition debris by providing large dumpsters in affected areas.
Companies offering specific disposal services are:
Champion Equipment & Supply, 3600 Valley Street, Riverside, Ohio 45424
Accepting: Tree debris ONLY (no trash)
Open 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, M – F; Open 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday; Closed Sunday
Vance Rd Hard Fill: 2101 Vance Rd., Dayton, OH
Accepting: Construction & demolition debris ONLY (No trash and/or yard waste)
Open 7am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday; Open 8am – 2pm, Saturday
STILLWATER RIVER UPDATE
Public Health has given the ALL CLEAR for the Stillwater River and the Great Miami River as it pertains to sewage discharge in the area. Read their official press release HERE.
PET SUPPLIES & DONATIONS
The Animal Resource Center has received an incredible outpouring of community support with donations of pet food, cat litter, and bottled water. With a large amount of pet supplies already donated, the Animal Resource Center is serving as a spot for those affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes to pick up supplies. Anyone who needs a bag of food or other supplies can stop by the Animal Resource Center.
The Animal Resource Center will also continue to accept donations from the community to help our community’s pets. Anyone willing to donate can bring food, cat litter, water, and other pet necessities to the Animal Resource Center. Supplies can be dropped off or picked up during regular business hours:
- Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Animal Resource Center is located at 6790 Webster St., Dayton, 45414. For any questions, contact the Animal Resource Center at (937) 898-4457.
- Donate money to Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS, www.redcross.org, or text the word RedCROSS to 90999.
- Donate money to The Foodbank, Inc.
- Community Blood Center is in critical need of type O positive blood. Emergency room usage was high during Memorial Day weekend & storm damage has forced blood drive cancellations. Dayton CBC at 349 South Main St. is operating. Schedule donation at http://www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
DONATION DROP OFF LOCATIONS
MAIN SITE: St. Vincent de Paul Community Store, 24/7 Donation Center, 120 W. Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402
The City of Dayton has opened three recreation facilities that will accept In-kind donations smaller than a skid: (6AM-9PM, M-F, Sat 8AM-4PM) Note: People can get showers here too.
- Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr, Dayton, OH 45406
- Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45417
- Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave, Dayton, OH 45420
LARGE DONATIONS (large trucks, semis, skids or larger): Expo Center Dayton Airport, 3900 McCauley Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377, Open 7AM-2PM, Monday through Friday
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd, Dayton, is also accepting donations.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER
Individuals wishing to volunteer with recovery efforts can sign up at the Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center located at Sinclair Community College. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, as well as individuals and companies that own and operate equipment (everything from chainsaws to heavy equipment) are very much needed and encouraged to volunteer their time. Volunteers must sign up in person and bring a picture ID.
Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg 12, Room 12201, (garage under building 12, entrance on 4th near Perry)
Individuals will not typically be matched the same day they register so we encourage you to plan ahead.
Organizations seeking volunteers to assist with relief work should indicate their specific needs on this form. Click here to view the Organization/Agency Request Form for Volunteers.
FREE BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County will be offering free birth certificates, cribs, and Hepatitis A vaccines for those affected by the tornadoes on Wednesday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harrison Township Community Center.
In addition, Public Health will have information available about how to get a replacement Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security card. Birth certificates may be needed to help members of the public identify themselves to be eligible for relief services and to replace other identification documents.
Harrison Township Community Center
5495 N. Dixie Dr.
Dayton, Ohio 45414
For more information about birth certificates, call (937) 496-3117.
SNAP DEADLINE – JUNE 6
This Thursday, June 6, 2019 is the deadline for SNAP food assistance recipients to apply for replacement benefits if power was lost for four hours or more as a result of the May 27th storms. If you have an existing SNAP case and lost power for four or more hours, causing your SNAP food to spoil, you can apply by completing the application online at http://bit.ly/SnapReplacementApp.
Upon completion of this form, please return to Family Assistance at the Job Center located at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd in Dayton. Alternatively, it can be faxed to (937) 496-3306 or emailed to . Our specialists will work with DP&L to verify your power status and eligibility.
Additional details on applying for SNAP benefits can be found at http://bit.ly/MCSnapBenefits.
Food assistance resources are available on the Montgomery County website at http://bit.ly/MCFoodAssistance.
FOR COMPANIES/SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a listing of resources for business owners impacted by the storm. View it here: https://daytonchamber.org/disaster-relief-in-dayton-how-chamber-members-can-give-receive/
If your business has been impacted or disrupted by the recent severe weather and tornadoes, BusinessFirst! will connect you with resources and assistance. General phone number: 937-225-4351. Link: www.resources4business.info/businessfirst/protectMyBusiness.html#panel6
For emergency demolitions, a variance can be given by Regional Air Pollution Control Agency (RAPCA) for the asbestos inspection, the 10-working day wait, or the requirement to remove all regulated asbestos containing materials prior to the start of demolition activities of a facility. Emergency demolition means any demolition operation conducted under a written order issued by a state or local governmental agency because a facility is structurally unsound and in danger of collapse. Please note, residential structures having fewer than 4 dwelling units are exempt from all asbestos regulations.
For full details visit www.phdmc.org or contact the RAPCA Asbestos Coordinator with questions and for assistance at 937-225-4435.
OPEN BURNING OF DEBRIS PROHIBITED
Many communities are faced with the task of disposing of large quantities of debris from the recent storms. Ohio has strict rules prohibiting the open burning of any waste material, including storm debris, within city limits. Storm debris includes any and all materials such as trees, brush, building materials, and trash.
Open burning contributes to the overall degradation of our air quality and causes breathing difficulties for those suffering from respiratory illnesses like asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. It can also cause safety concerns with fire hazards that can cause further property damage and smoke that can reduce visibility on nearby roads, especially when there is limited access to water for fire protection.
Contact your local municipalities for information concerning disposal methods and available assistance, or contact RAPCA at 937-225-4435 to get guidance.