April 11, 2024
Representatives from the Union County Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, visited Union County March 29 to conduct a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment after severe weather blew through Union and Logan counties on March 14. National Weather Service officials confirmed an EF-2 tornado passed through Union County that day, damaging or destroying 80 homes.(Photo submitted)

FEMA request for Union County still being processed


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Some Union County residents impacted by recent severe weather may still get some financial assistance despite not having insurance.

Brad Gilbert, director of the Union County Emergency Management Agency, told county officials last week that a declaration request from Gov. Mike DeWine’s office could help get those funds to residents.

The National Weather Service confirmed that the severe weather that passed through the area on March 14 produced an EF-3 tornado in Logan County and an EF-2 tornado in Union County.

Last week, DeWine announced that he initiated “several federal and state disaster aid mechanisms which could bring financial…

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