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Tornado relief: FEMA opens new Beavercreek office

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency have opened a new disaster recovery center office in Beavercreek at Shaw Elementary.

FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency have opened a new disaster recovery center office in Beavercreek at Shaw Elementary.

Shaw Elementary is at 3560 Kemp Road.

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The office opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday and will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week “in the beginning,” said Julie Garrett, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Trump administration approved FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance to a swath of Western Ohio counties last week, including Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Darke and six other counties.

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With that assistance, the SBA opened twin disaster assistance centers in Harrison Twp. and Beavercreek last week, centers that will will operate 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays hereafter for an undetermined period of time.

The Harrison Twp. assistance center is at 5945 N. Dixie Drive. The Beavercreek center is at 3210 Beaver-Vu Drive.

Martha Coolety, of FEMA, and Garrett spoke to Beavercreek City Council Monday evening about how federal assistance works. That video can be seen here.