When a natural disaster strikes in Ohio and the Governor declares a state of emergency, legal aid organizations can provide free legal assistance to Ohioans who were impacted by the disaster.
Common legal problems that can be caused by a natural disaster include:
- Insurance questions
- Landlord-tenant issues
- Problems with lost documents
- Scams and price-gouging related to rebuilding homes
Greene, Mercer and Montgomery Counties
As a result of the tornadoes on May 27 – May 28, 2019, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. If you are struggling with a legal issue as a result of these tornadoes, contact Legal Aid of Western Ohio for help.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) also provides emergency assistance to low-income families in these counties. If you think you may qualify for emergency assistance, contact your county's ODJFS office.