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President declares major disaster for Ohio
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to Ohio to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and straight-line winds during the period of June 29 to July 2, 2012.

The results of the FEMA/state/local joint PDA found that the storms caused $29,500,355 in costs and damages.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and straight-line winds in the counties of Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, and Washington.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.