COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Damage assessment teams will be on the ground Wednesday and Thursday in Ohio looking at the damage from tornadoes that his the state on Memorial Day.
Federal and state teams will look at 10 with large impacts from the storm.
The damage assessment will determine if Ohio is eligible to receive federal assistance for those impacted by the storms.
Once the joint preliminary damage assessment is complete, FEMA and SBA will give their report to the Ohio EMA. If federal impact criteria are met, Governor Mike DeWine can request a Presidential Disaster Declaration, and President Donald Trump would ultimately determine whether any federal assistance is granted.
The types of federal assistance that Ohio could potentially qualify for include:
– FEMA Individual Assistance: limited grant assistance, and
– SBA: low-interest loans.
The National Weather Service confirmed 21 tornadoes struck Ohio Memorial Day night through the morning of May 28. These include one EF 4, two EF 3s, four EF-2s, six EF-1s and eight EF-0s.
EF4 – Trotwood, Montgomery County
EF3 – Beavercreek, Greene County
EF3 – Celina, Mercer County
EF2 – South of Vandalia, Montgomery County
EF2 – Near Laurelville, Hocking County
EF2 – Near West Milton, Miami County
EF2 – Northeast of Jamestown, Greene County
EF1 – South of Tarlton, Pickaway County
EF1 – Roseville, Perry County
EF1 – New Madison, Darke County
EF1 – West of Wapakoneta, Auglaize County
EF1 – Jamestown, Greene County
EF1 – South of Hollandsburg, Darke County
EF0 – Elizabeth Township, Miami County
EF0 – Uniopolis, Auglaize County
EF0 – Near Phillipsburg, Miami/Montgomery counties
EF0 – Southeast of Circleville, Pickaway County
EF0 – Waynesfield, Auglaize County
EF0 – Between Belle Center & Kenton, Hardin County
EF0 – Northwest of Zaleski, Vinton County
EF0 – South of Troy, Miami County