Governor Announces State Aid for Tornado Impacted Counties in Northwest Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio - Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today announced $673,873 in state aid to assist Wood, Fulton and Ottawa counties in costs associated with disaster relief and emergency situation aid resulting from the tornadoes, severe storm, and high wind disaster that occurred on June 5-6, 2010. The funds were approved at today's State Controlling Board meeting.

"We can all be proud of Ohioans' heroic response to this disaster," Strickland said. "These funds will help support our local communities and families as they begin to recover and rebuild their lives."

The tornadoes caused damage to local public infrastructure and impacted local emergency protective measures. Due to extraordinary damages, a state of emergency was declared for Wood and Fulton counties on June 6 and Ottawa county on June 7, 2010 by Governor Strickland.

After visiting the tornado-impacted areas last week, Governor Strickland also sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration to allow the area to receive additional federal assistance and resources.

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