Miami Valley Disaster Recovery News Release

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is the designated leader of the Long-Term Community Disaster Recovery Network, helping the counties, cities, townships and villages impacted by the devastating Memorial Day tornadoes create a plan for recovery and resiliency.  While the primary focus was on disaster response within local jurisdictions, Emergency Management teams at the County and State level coordinated these efforts.  Now, our Region is ready to move toward long-term recovery for all impacted communities and coordinated, cooperative strategic planning for resiliency is critical.

Each month, MVRPC convenes the leaders from impacted counties, cities, townships and villages to provide recovery updates and share resources.  The schedule and minutes from these meetings are provided below.  For more information or to be included in these meetings, please contact Stacy Schweikhart, MVRPC Director of Strategy and Engagement by email at

Please visit events calendar for information on upcoming meetings and to find agendas, presentations and meeting summaries from previous meetings.

 “Estimates are that the Long-Term Community Disaster Recovery efforts may take a decade or more to accomplish,” said MVRPC Executive Director, Brian O. Martin. “MVRPC will lead this important work for as long as it may take to bring our Region back stronger than ever before.”

“We will to work with impacted communities on a strategic planning process to assess the allocation of disaster relief funds from multiple federal agencies to meet needs throughout the Region,” said Martin. “We will provide technical assistance in federal fund applications, in project administration, compliance and evaluation.”

Tornado Damage Maps

Disaster Impact Map - Miami Valley

Beavercreek Tornado Damage Assessment

Beavercreek Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Brookville Tornado Damage Assessment

Butler Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Clayton Tornado Damage Assessment

Concord Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Dayton Tornado Damage Assessment

Englewood Tornado Damage Assessment

Harrison Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Perry Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Postdam Tornado Damage Assessment

Riverside Tornado Damage Assessment

Ross Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Trotwood Tornado Damage Assessment

Union Township Tornado Damage Assessment

Vandalia Tornado Damage Assessment


Miami Valley Disaster Recovery Resources

Disaster Recovery Dashboard - Individual Recovery 

Disaster Recovery Dashboard - Property Recovery 

FEMA, OEMA and Hazard Mitigation Resources

2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Pre-Application Form

2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Overview Presentation

2020 FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity

2020 Flood Mitigation Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity

Community Disaster Loan Program Information

Community Disaster Loan Program Survey

January 2020 Ohio Emergency Management Mitigation Training Course

IMAC - Ohio IntraState Mutual Aid Compact

Share Ohio

Residential Safe Room Rebates


Laura Adcock, Disaster Recovery Branch Chief

Ohio Emergency Management Agency 614.799.3667 .

Reach out to Laura for assistance specific to your jurisdiction’s FEMA applications and for assistance with State of Ohio mitigation funding.


EDA Resources and Funding Opportunities

EDA Disaster Supplement Construction Funding Information

Ellen Heinz, M.Ed., OhioCED
Professional Development, At-Large Director
Economic Development Representative
Economic Development Administration, Chicago Regional Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
230 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 3280
Chicago, IL  60604
(419) 544-3614


Disaster Recovery Network Resources

Miami Valley Disaster Recovery Network Structure 

Miami Valley Long Term Disaster Recovery Summary Narrative 

Long Term Community Recovery Planning Guide and Toolkit

List of Disaster Recovery Acronyms

List of Disaster Funding Resources

Top 10 Disaster Recovery Procurement Mistakes

Role of the Local Disaster Recovery Manager



Individual, Family and Business Disaster Recovery Resources

While the Region begins to plan for long-term community recovery, there are still individuals and families struggling to overcome the challenges brought by the disaster.  More than 7,000 homes were damaged and of these, over 1,500 were destroyed. The majority of these properties are in Harrison Township, Trotwood, Northridge, Old North Dayton, Brookville, Beavercreek, and Celina. Thousands are still uncertain about permanent housing, rebuilding and repairing damaged properties, and navigating unexpected financial impact. 

Laura Mercer | Executive Director 
Miami Valley Long Term Recovery Operations Group  937.512.4571 |                                         
Any and all questions or needs for individual/family recovery resources should be directed to Laura. She, and all the leaders of the Recovery Operations Group, can help your residents access the vast array of support available to tornado survivors.

A tornado helpline designed to help survivors that need additional assistance with recovering from the tornadoes is now available. Accessing information, services and resources can be extremely challenging. Survivors who would like assistance in navigating their recovery can call United Way's 211 HelpLink and they will be directed to special operators who will register them for one-on-one case management assistance.  Tornado assistance operators are available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM and can be reached by calling 211.  Tornado affected residents in Clinton County can use the toll-free 855-405-7629 number.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please visit where you will find access to all available resources assembled by the amazing group of non-profit and volunteer organizations who are working together to help those impacted rebuild their lives.  The website also offers opportunities to sign up for volunteer shifts to aid disaster relief. We hope that you will continue to be involved in our Region’s recovery.

Previous Meeting Summaries:

Meeting summaries not listed here can be found on the MVRPC Committee Center.

February 13, 2020 Meeting Summary

January 9, 2020 Meeting Summary

December 12, 2019 Meeting Summary

November 14, 2019 Meeting Summary

October 24, 2019 Meeting Summary

September 26, 2019 Meeting Summary