Sen. Portman says more federal funding coming for tornado relief

Published: Monday, July 01, 2019 @ 5:26 PM
Updated: Monday, July 01, 2019 @ 5:26 PM

            Senator Rob Portman visits Beavercreek, just over one month after the tornadoes. JIM OTTE/STAFF
Senator Rob Portman visits Beavercreek, just over one month after the tornadoes. JIM OTTE/STAFF

Another round of federal funding to help communities recover from the Memorial Day tornadoes may be on the way, according to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman who was in the region Monday.

“We’re working on the next stage of this which would be public assistance,” Portman said while touring the Trotwood area with Mayor Mary McDonald.”

Portman visited Trotwood and Beavercreek Monday, just over a month since 15 tornadoes hit the region.

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Portman said cities like Trotwood have had to take on “a lot of expenses for infrastructure and overtime” since the tornadoes.

“It’s going to take a couple of years to get people back in place and get businesses back up and going,” Portman said. “It’s going to be a long haul.”

Ways to still help tornado survivors

* Trotwood schools will be accepting donations of for uniforms, school supplies and book bags. For information please contact Tyrone Olverson - Superintendent of Schools at 937-854-3050 x 1100

If you need help

* Miami Valley Community Action Partnership If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 937-250-7911 or schedule your appointment online:

* Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. & Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.: 130 W. 2nd St., Ste. 700 937-535-4432 ABLE and LAWO is providing information to victims of the tornado on the following topics: housing issues, including your rights regarding security deposits, evictions, land contracts and leases, and damages to structures; replacing lost documents; help with food and belongings; insurance issues; small business concerns; replacing lost documents; unemployment, and avoiding scams. Bilingual assistance is available. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

* The Foodbank, Inc. 56 Armor Place 937-461-0265 Mon, Tue, Wed drive thru open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.


Get the latest news on the recovery after the Memorial Day tornadoes at . There you will also find ways to help, photos, videos and more including a special 1-hour presentation of A Community Rises special that aired on WHIO-TV Channel 7.