Ohio Tornado Resource List

A compilation of resources available to help your tornado recovery

We will continue to update this list. Please send any suggested additions to Tamara.Wamsley@udri.udayton.edu.

If your manufacturing business has been impacted by the storms, please be sure to let FASTLANE know.

Email: Tamara.Wamsley@udri.udayton.edu


ReEnergize Ohio Program

ReEnergize Ohio is a money-saving tool designed specifically for small businesses. The program helps businesses renovate existing buildings, expand their business, upgrade equipment, install energy saving products and systems. ReEnergize Ohio reduces loan interest rates 3%.

Insurance Information Institute Filing an insurance claim

FEMA Disaster Toolkit

US Chamber of Commerce National Help Desk

The Disaster Help Desk team has advised thousands of small businesses nationwide since 2007. Companies and communities that have faced massive disasters have relied on the Disaster Help Desk to help them chart a course to survival.

The office of Unemployment Insurance Operations released instructions for filing claims that are related to the weather related events between May 27 and May 29, 2019.

Read OUIO Tech Memo No. 04-19

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) will open June 20th to help businesses apply for Disaster Assistance. SBA is offering Disaster Assistance to those who have been affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding and landslides that occurred from May 27 – 29, 2019.

SBA Representatives at the BRCs can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Centers are located as follows and will be open until further notice:

Montgomery County: Harrison Twp Community Center 5945 North Dixie Dr. Dayton, Ohio 45414 Opens at 10:00am 06/20/19

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

Greene County: Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce 3210 Beaver-Vu Dr. Beavercreek, Ohio 45434 Opens at 10:00am 06/20/19

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

SBA Disaster Assistance News Release

The Detailed Disaster Declaration document

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s tornado resource page: https://disastersafety.org/tornado/

Montgomery County offers Free birth certificates: 


Steve Staub with Staub Manufacturing recently purchased a 15,000 square foot building with heavy power that is not being used at this time. If you need to relocate due to damage from the tornadoes and are interested please call 937-890-4486.

Staub Manufacturing has also offered to help out manufacturers with assembly, welding, forming, cutting, shipping, storage, etc. 937-890-4486

Need Power? WiFi? Come co-work for FREE until further notice! Nucleus powered by TEC is here for you, Dayton. Dive into your work in our awesome space with an encouraging community of co-workers. 444 E. Second Street Dayton, OH 45402 9:00a- 5:00p M-F 

Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission has passed a board resolution to reimburse up to $1,000 toward deductible for claims arising from tornado damage. Call 937-225-4801 for more information.

Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Resource List https://www.beavercreekchamber.org/tornado-response

The Small Business Administration disaster checklists and tips


Disaster Loan Assistance


Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Disaster Recovery Branch


Disaster Related Building Inspections List


Disaster Process Fact Sheet


Recovery Planning


Debris Management




Montgomery County Business First Disaster Recovery


IRS Disaster Information

IRS Disaster Assistance


National Disaster Help Desk for Business


USDA Disaster Information


Thank you to the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to also share their fantastic list:

DisasterAssistance.gov provides disaster relief information to individuals and businesses from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster. Locate over 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies, apply for disaster assistance and check the progress of your applications. To apply for disaster assistance, individuals and business owners may also call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Meeting Space: If you’re in need of meeting space because of damage or a loss of electricity, these spaces are available free of charge:

BARRYSTAFF; 230 Webster St, Dayton, OH 45402 (Book online)

AudioEtc…; 4036, 551 Congress Park Dr, Dayton, OH 45459 (Call 937-434-9770)

Dayton Metro Library Branches; Learn more about space available or call 937-463-2665 to book. Fees may apply.

Montgomery County Business Solutions Center; 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417; Book online or call 937-813-1200.

The Business Solutions Center also has workspace and WiFi access available to businesses in Montgomery County free of charge. Stop by any time M-F 8a-5p.

Washington Centerville Public Library; 111 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH 45458; View Availability or call 937-433-8091.

Dayton Convention Center Conference Room Space (Controlled by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce); 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton 45402; Call 937-226-8274 to check availability.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton; 555 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404; Call 937-224-0047 to check availability.

Emotional Disaster Distress: If you’re feeling stress due to the disaster your business has experienced, there is help available via the Disaster Distress Helpline. Learn more.

IRS Guidance: The IRS has a compiled an FAQ for disaster victims. Read more.

Insurance Resources: A list of chamber member insurance brokers can be found here.

Tips for Small Businesses After Disaster: Forbes has compiled 3 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Running After a Disaster.

Dayton, Ohio website: Tornado Response – Urgent Resources

How You Can Help

Monetary Donations: The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross is most in need of monetary donations.

To make a $10 donation, text REDCROSS to 90999

Donate at www.redcross.org

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS

For donations over $1,000: Call Laura Shepherd, Philanthropy Officer, Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross at 937-221-7521.

Volunteer: The Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross is coordinating volunteer efforts in order to ensure safety and efficiency. Sign up here.

Donate Water: Many businesses are collecting water donations for storm victims.

Support Small Businesses:

Visa connects people with small businesses that need help after experiencing a disaster. Find out how to help here.

There are many ways you can help small businesses recover from disaster. Here’s a handy list to think about long-term, courtesy of SalesForce.

Specific Offers: If your member business has a specific service or item to offer those affected, you’re encouraged to post those offers to the

Donate & Volunteer Responsibly: FEMA has a comprehensive list of things to think about when you want to make the biggest impact with your donation or volunteer time after a disaster. Learn how to donate & volunteer responsibly.

Donate to food banks, food pantries. Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Donate blood – Dayton area: www.DonorTime.com

Ohio Region Red Cross: www.redcross.org/local/Ohio/buckeye.html

United Way of Greater Dayton Area: http://dayton-unitedway.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Nonprofit, volunteer organizations: Ohio VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters)


Montgomery County: Stay updated on the disaster recovery efforts in Montgomery County here.

Power Outages: Need to know what areas are still experiencing power outages? Check the Dayton Power & Light Outage Map.