May 9, 2024

FEMA assistance available for residents with tornado damage


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Federal disaster assistance is now available for Union County and other areas affected by the tornadoes that passed through the state in March.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that President Joe Biden approved a “Major Disaster Declaration” for Ohio that includes assistance for Union, Logan, Delaware, Auglaize, Crawford, Darke, Hancock, Licking, Mercer, Miami and Richland counties to supplement recovery efforts in those places.

Union County EMA Director Brad Gilbert said FEMA will visit the county in the coming weeks to offer information on the process. He said officials would “set up somewhere in the county,” making…

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