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.

The Clermont County Long Term Recovery Committee continues to assist residents with their individual unmet needs from the storm.  We are currently assisting 66 individuals and families throughout Clermont County.   If you wish to contribute to our efforts, please consider a financial donation to the Disaster Relief Fund for Clermont County.  These funds will be used to support the long-term recovery effort.  100% of the proceeds are directed to 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Assistance Process – Each individual, family, and business has unique disaster recovery needs.  All are encouraged to seek out resources in the following order:

1. Immediate needs providers, not limited to:

2. Insurance Company – contact your insurance provider to determine eligibility

3. Referral to Community and Volunteer services

  • Volunteer organizations have been assisting residents with woody debris clean up on private property
  • Local food pantries have provided food and other household items

4. Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)  –  A Case Manager will be reaching to to individuals and families with unmet needs.  If you have not already contacted EMA with your unmet needs, please call 513.735.8500 or e-mail clermontema@clermontcountyohio.gov.  A Case Manager will contact you to discuss your individual needs and identify available resources.

Unmet needs may include (not limited to): storm related repairs, utility expenses, relocation expenses, temporary housing, replacement of clothing, furniture and appliances, and other hardships that are a direct result of the July 6th storms.

Assistance with woody debris clean-up:
We 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.

We are asking residents not to place brush and woody debris in the right of way.    Residents have multiple options for managing the remaining woody debris:

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.

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.

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.

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.