OH-10 Disaster Recovery FAQs
The following information below can be used to assist anyone who was impacted by the Memorial Day tornado outbreak. Affected individuals are directed to get in touch with my district office in Dayton, by calling 937-225-2843
Business and Home owners who have been affected by tornados and are in the following Counties should immediately register their losses with FEMA via www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800)-621-3362.
Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway Counties.
Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Smartphone users may also find the FEMA app on the app store and the play store. The FEMA app allows smartphone users to contact FEMA, find shelters, and apply for assistance.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open two local centers Thursday for people and businesses affected by the recent Memorial Day tornados. Loans may be provided for homeowners, renters, and small businesses.
A center will be opened in Montgomery County at the Harrison Twp. Community Center, 5945 North Dixie Dr., Dayton. It will be open at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 and operate on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
A center will be opened in Greene County at the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, 3210 Beaver-Vu Drive. It will be open at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 and operate on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Ohio Realtors Housing Disaster Relief Fund
Residents whose homes or apartments were damaged by the Memorial Day Storm may receive $1,000 in the form of a non-repayable grant from the National Association of Realtors. Residents of Greene, Mercer, and Montgomery Counties may be eligible for this grant. The grant may be found at www.ohiorealtors.org. Relief is given on a first come, first serve basis through August 16.
I cannot get ahold of my insurance company, who do I call?
Allstate – 1-877-810-2920
Progressive – 1-800-776-4737
State Farm – 1-800-782-8332
Geico – 1-800-207-7847
Liberty Mutual – 1-888-398-8924
Nationwide – 1-877-669-6877
USAA – 1-800-531-8722
Farmers – 1-888-327-6335
• Consumers with questions about their policies, filing a claim, or trying to better understand coverage can contact the Ohio Department of Insurance at 800-686-1526 or visit www.insurance.ohio.gov, which includes a severe weather recovery toolkit. To report scams or potentially fraudulent activity, consumers should call the department’s fraud and enforcement hotline at 800-686-1527.
What do I do with debris from my property clean up?
While officials are still assessing property damage, it is unlikely they have made plans for debris pick up or delivery to sites. The most important thing you can do right now is safely separate your materials into construction/material debris, yard and plant debris, and hazardous waste materials.
• Montgomery County officials state that yard waste can be put out at the curb, not in the street. They will announce more details about other waste and debris as the plan is put into place. You can also take yard waste to 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine. Contractors can also take waste there for a $36/ton fee.
• Harrison Township is working to set up debris drop off points and those places will be announced shortly. As of now, residents can take waste and debris to the dead-end street of Ontario Drive. Officials are stressing that damaged trees on private property will not be taken care of by the government, as it is the property owners’ responsibility to work with their insurance companies.
• The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is accepting yard waste debris free of charge for county residents. Yard Waste can be dropped off at the Solid Waste District at 1001 Encrete Ln. in Moraine from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Note that the recycling drop off is closed on Sundays.
• Greene County/ Beavercreek residents can take tree limbs and yard waste to 2145 Greeneway Blvd. in Xenia. The city will be assisting picking up yard debris around Kemp and Grange Hall Road over the next few weeks. The city will collect natural storm debris from the curb – branches, limbs and other debris should be cut to 6-foot lengths. NO trash bags, shingles, or windows.
• Construction and Demolition debris can be taken to Xenia Demolition and Landfill at 588 Dayton- Xenia Road. The fee begins at $20.80 per cubic yard. No clothing, mattresses, stuffed furniture or appliances will be accepted. Scrap metal, aluminum, or appliances can be recycled through a metal scrap and recycle facility or at a licensed construction and demolition Debris landfill.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER
• The Family Assistance Center will initially operate for four weeks. The center will offer access to one-on-one intervention services to assist with trauma and mental health needs for those individuals affected by the tornadoes. Trained specialists will help to identify needs and make referrals to appropriate services.
• Additionally, the Center will serve as a “one-stop” location where individuals can obtain provisional IDs, apply for Job & Family Services benefits, obtain replacement cards for Medicaid/Medicare and receive information regarding senior services, housing and transportation services.
• Montgomery County, in partnership with ADAMHS, opened a Family Assistance Center (FAC) on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. It is located at 1500 Shiloh Springs Rd in Dayton (the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) with the following hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Matthew 25‘s Disaster Response Team will provide laundry services at the following times and locations (there is a limit of 2 loads of laundry per household. All washable items, with the exception of heavy bedding, will be accepted).
• Walmart 1950 Havemann Road, Celina, OH 45822 from 9am -5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday (or until 200 loads of laundry are collected each day).
• Home Depot 5200 Salem Ave, Dayton, Oh, 45426 from 9am -5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday (or until 100 loads of laundry are collected each day).
• Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County will provide free birth certificates, baby cribs and Hepatitis A vaccines. Additional services will be added as needed.
Document Replacement and Legal Resource Clinic
• Monday June 17th at Sinclair Community College in Bldg 12, 10am until 8pm.
• Drivers license, car titles, divorce decrees, marriage license, Social Security Cards, Passports, Guardianship.
• Free transportation too and from the clinic will occur during clinic hours courtesy of RTA. For more information contact the Greater Dayton Lawyers Project (937)-461-3857.
• 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.
• Must be 18 years of age of older (head of households preferred)
• Proof of Residence (if applicable)
• Telephone number
• Address prior to natural disaster
• Email address
• Completion of an application
For more information about birth certificates call: (937) 496-3117
FREE PROPERTY DEEDS
• The Montgomery County Recorder’s Office is distributing FREE property deeds to homeowners who have been directly and substantially impacted by the tornadoes that ravaged various parts of Montgomery County (Trotwood, Clayton, Riverside, Harrison Township, Butler Township, Brookville, North Dayton and Vandalia).
• As a result of the devastation caused by the Memorial Day tornadoes, many citizens may be faced with the challenge of having to provide proof of ownership to obtain financial resources and assistance to repair or replace their home when the documentation is not readily accessible. A property deed is among the best proof one can present to demonstrate ownership of their home.
• Property deeds can be obtained in person from 8:00AM-4:00PM at the Montgomery County Recorder’s Office, which is located on the 5th Floor of the County Administration Building at 451 W. Third Street Dayton, Ohio 45422, by contacting the Copy Center at 937-225-6381 or by visiting www.mcrecorder.org.
• Property Tax Relief: In Montgomery County, 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 www.mcauditor.org to complete and submit a form.
• Montgomery county is waiving fees for gas and electric inspections for properties damaged by the tornados until July 31 for properties damaged by the Memorial Day Tornados.
• Any questions concerning permits for safe utility reconnection should be directed to the Montgomery County Building regulations department at (937)-225-4622.
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Call 911 with any emergencies. Grief counseling is available through the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990. Mental health counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional Crisis Management Services
Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 800-451-1954. Relief agencies are staffing a hotline for tarping, tree- cutting, debris removal and home cleanup. Services are free, but not guaranteed due to the expected overwhelming need.
Optum Public Crisis Line: Toll free emotional support 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 www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at Dayton Vineyard Church (4051 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek, OH) daily from 9:30am– 4:30pm. All residents must fill out a work order form and sign a release form in person, allowing volunteer teams access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. Volunteer services offered include debris removal and help finding and sorting salvageable belongings. For more information on how to apply for help: 800-730-2537.
If a natural disaster destroyed your housing and you need assistance with moving expenses, rental deposit, rent, utility payments or car repairs contact these numbers for assistance & resources:
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership:(937) 341-5000. St. Vincent de Paul Conferences: (937) 222-5555Other: VRBO may also offer reduced rates for shelter in time of
In Montgomery County: If you would like to report uninsured damage to your home or business, call (937) 225-6217. Please provide your name, address, and whether you have home/business insurance or uninsured losses, we will provide that information to FEMA and our assessment teams. NOTE: You will not be contacted directly by FEMA or the Montgomery County Emergency Operations team after reporting your damage.
If the tornadoes destroyed your rental housing to the point that it is deemed uninhabitable:
• You should contact your landlord or property management company to ask if there are comparable units available that you can move into. Units should be comparable in pricing, bedroom size, amenities, and location.
• You can immediately vacate the premises and notify the landlord in writing your intention to terminate the rental agreement, in which case the rental agreement terminates as of 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.
• Greater Dayton Premier Management in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development are giving special preference for housing displaced tornado victims. There are approximately 150 units available and while HUD is waiving the ID requirement for applicants, they do have to provide proof of displacement.
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/
Homeowner Assistance – Home Repair Programs
• CountyCorp: (937) 225-6328
• Rebuilding Together Dayton: (937) 223-4893
• People Working Cooperatively: (513) 351-7921
Where can I get food, water and Shelter?
• American Red Cross at the Bethesda Temple on Salem Ave: Food, Water, and Shelter.
• 30-day Free Storage U-Haul 3936 Salem Avenue (For Harrison Township residents only) 937-278-0637
• Harrison Township Fire Station Water (For Harrison Township Residents), 942400 Turner Rd Dayton, OH 45416
• Ginghamsburg Church’s The Avenue, 6759 S. County Rd. 25A in Tipp City, is open for those seeking bottled water.
• The Ridge Church, 7555 Brookville Phillipsburg Road in Brookville is providing necessary hygenie products.
• 30-day Free Storage U-Haul 6550-6660 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424
• The 1st District AMVETS are giving out toiletries, food, water and clothing beginning June 2 at 9 a.m. at the AMVETS Post 24 at 1016 Leo Street in Dayton. President Patty Gordon-Orrender said that the organization is also accepting donations of “anything someone can use.”
• Victory Church – 2443 ValleGreen Drive in Fairborn giving out supplies such as food, hygiene products, and first aid kits.
• 30-day Free Storage U-Haul 1168 Old Mill Lane, Beavercreek, OH 45432
• Northridge Church of Christ – 2211 Needmore Road is serving meals Monday-Saturday from 3PM – 6PM
• Gospel Mission – 64 Burns Avenue is serving lunch Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30AM and on Sunday at 2PM. Dinner will be served on Tuesday and Thursday at 5PM
• House of Bread – 9 Orth Avenue in Dayton will be serving lunch daily from 11AM -1PM
• Foodbank is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9am to 2 pm.
• Foodbank Drive through pantry is open Friday from 1pm to 3pm.
• Call the Foodbank hotline to find a food pantry near you at (937)-238-5132.
Who do I call if my pet is missing?
• Call the Humane Society at 937-268-7387, the Montgomery County Resource Center at 937-898-4457, or SICSA at 937-294-6505.
• Call the Greene County Humane Society at 937-376-3001, Greene County Animal Control at 937-562-7400, or SICSA at 937-294-6505.
VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER
• A Montgomery County Volunteer Reception Center is now open at Sinclair Community College Building 20. Volunteers register, and will be matched to organizations with specific volunteer needs. Location: Sinclair Community College, Bldg 20, 220 South Edwin C Moses, Dayton (enter off 5th St) Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 8 AM- 6 PM Phone number: 937-512-5700. Please bring a picture ID. All types of assistance are needed. Licensed professionals in skilled trades, medical, veterinary fields 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.
Monetary Donations can be made directly to The Foodbank via a secure connection at daytondailynews.com/tornado relief. Sinclair Community College has undertaken the task of organizing volunteer efforts – if you wish to volunteer please call 1-937-512-5700.
• The Dayton Foodbank is accepting volunteers 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. They may be found at 56 Armor Pl, Dayton, OH 45417.
Assistance from the Federal Government
As of June 19, 2019, individuals impacted by the Memorial Day Tornado outbreak can apply for individual assistance through FEMA. The deadline to submit your claim is August 19, 2019.
How Do I File a Claim?
- Claims can be submitted by visiting https://www.disasterassistance.gov
- Claims can be submitted by downloading the FEMA app.
- Claims can be submitted by calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-4627585
Note: Individuals are encouraged to visit www.diasterassistance.gov for the quickest way to file a claim.
A Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, June 26 in Beavercreek to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019.
Location: Shaw Elementary School
3560 Kemp Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, June 24 in Dayton to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Ohio affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding of May 27 – 29, 2019.
Location: Dayton Children’s Hospital
Child Health Pavilion
1010 Valley St.
Dayton, OH 45404
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, June 22 in Trotwood 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.
At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.
Other Important Emergency Numbers and Relevant Information
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Center:
Ohio Division of Emergency Management:
(614) 889-7150; online at https://ema.ohio.gov/
American Red Cross:
• Disaster and Emergency Assistance: redcross.org/find-help
• Find a shelter: www.redcross.org/get-help/diaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
• Red Cross Buckeye Region: West Central Ohio Office (419) 227-5121
Connect with Evacuees: SafeAndWell.org
OHDot: For road closures information, please visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us/pages/home.aspx
USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs:
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: