Storm Relief

We appreciate the continued support and commitment to assisting the communities, individuals and families that have been affected by the storms on July 6, 2022.   As we work through the recovery process, we will continue to update this page with the most current information.

Assistance with woody debris clean-up: 

We will be suspending the curbside woody debris collection over the next week.   We are asking residents not to place brush and woody debris in the right of way after the following dates.

  • Goshen Township – Friday, August 5
  • Miami Township – Friday, July 29
  • Wayne Township – Sunday, August 7

Residents have multiple options for managing the remaining woody debris:

We will continue to connect volunteer organizations with homeowners who need assistance with woody debris.  It is anticipated that the volunteer organizations will continue supporting local residents for many weeks.   If you have already submitted your information for woody debris assistance, please be patient.   If you have not registered, please call 513.735.8500 or e-mail clermontema@clermontcountyohio.gov.  Please provide your name, phone number, and address.

Steps for restoring electrical service to a structure

  • Contact Clermont County Permit Central at 513.732.7213 concerning the need to have electrical services returned
  • Provide your name, address, and phone number.
  • Clermont County Permit Central will create a permit and begin the process towards returning your electrical service.
  • Once an electrician has the structure ready and repaired, mast, panel, etc. contact the Permit Central for an inspection and “Green Tag” placement.
  • The Building Inspections will complete the inspection, and if approved, will place a “Green Tag” on structure and will send a release to Duke Energy.
  • Contact Duke Energy Service Installation Line directly (877-700-3853) and request a “Reconnection from tornado”.
  • Duke Energy will energize the structure.

**The Clermont County Commissioners have waived building permit fees for tornado related damages through August 8, 2022.** 

Food and household supplies are available at the following locations:

Goshen United Methodist Church (6710 Goshen Road)
Heartland Christian Church (1790 SR 28)
Williams Corner Church of God (6162 SR 132)
Newtonsville Food Pantry (794 Wright Street)

Other Food Pantries serving the county:

MercyWorks at Rivertree Church 5857 Highview Drive, Milford            Operation: Sun-Thurs. 9 am -12 pm
Interparish Ministries: 1075 W. Ohio Pike (on K of C Drive), Amelia     Operation: Thurs. & Fri. 10 am – 12 pm

Immediate Assistance 

The American Red Cross can assist residents with immediate needs.   Please call 1.800.REDCROSS to speak to a case worker.

Restoration of government assistance benefits

If you lost power for more than 4 hours and currently receive food stamps, call 513.732.7111 or e-mail clermontcasebank3@jfs.ohio.gov Please put “power outage” in the subject line.

Mental Health Support 

The Crisis Hotline 513-528-SAVE (7283) is a free and confidential hotline available 24-hours/7 days a week that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information to residents of Clermont County and Brown County of all ages.  Crisis workers can give guidance, support and referral information for emotional crisis, suicidal thoughts, domestic violence and addiction issues.    The Hotline is operated by Child Focus, funded by the Clermont and Brown County Mental Health and Recovery Boards and accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   You can also use the National Crisis Text Line.  Text: 4HOPE to 741741.  The Crisis Text Line is independently owned and operated.

Other Unmet Needs

If you have needs that have not been addressed yet, please call 513.735.8500 or e-mail clermontema@clermontcountyohio.gov. Please provide name, phone number, address, and needs.  We will connect you to the appropriate social service agency for assistance.

Consumer Protection Services

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division can assist residents with verifying that contractors are reputable.  The Phone number is 800.282.0515 or 614.466.4986

The Ohio Department of Insurance offers support to homeowner and renters who have questions on the insurance process.   They have a severe weather toolkit that may be useful to residents.   Anyone with insurance questions and complaints can reach Ohio Department of Insurance consumer services representatives through www.insurance.ohio.gov, consumer.complaint@insurance.ohio.gov, and 1-800-686-1526.

Donations

Financial donations can make the largest impact following a disaster.   It allows disaster relief organizations the flexibility to buy the appropriate supplies to address the unique needs of the community.    Financial donations can be made to any reputable disaster relief organization that is operating in the area.

Connect Clermont has created a Disaster Relief Fund for Clermont County.    These funds will be used to support the long-term recovery effort.  100% of the proceeds will be directed to the impacted residents. Cash or check donations can be brought to any Park National Bank location.

Connect Clermont
c/o Disaster Relief Fund
2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 100,
Batavia, OH 45103.

Donating Physical Goods – complete donation survey to tell us what you want to donate.   We will be work to connect individual/organizational donations directly with disaster relief organizations that can use the supplies/resources.

Volunteers – are you interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer survey.   We will connect volunteers with affiliated disaster relief organizations.   There will be numerous opportunities for volunteers for an extended period of time as we work to restore the affected communities.