Disaster Recovery

Problems caused by natural disasters

Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties following the tornadoes on May 27 - 28, 2019. If you have a legal problem caused by those storms, here's how to get help.

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Understanding the Basics

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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.

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