Resources Would Speed Recovery Efforts Following Severe Storms in
Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Putnam, Vinton, and Washington Counties
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New resources will help nearly 20 Ohio counties continue large scale clean-up and recovery efforts following severe storms and winds that caused damage across Ohio between June 29 and July 2, 2012. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will receive additional National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to support dislocated workers to assist with ongoing clean-up efforts in counties in Ohio affected by severe weather.
“Last summer’s severe storms left many Ohio families and small businesses hurting,” Brown said. “This funding will help small businesses, families, and communities throughout southeast Ohio while putting Ohioans to work.”
Following the severe weather last summer, NEG funds have assisted with clean-up and recovery efforts. Today’s $15,438,000 grant will create temporary jobs and extend the project to complete the remaining road repair and debris removal—specifically, the clean-up of streambeds and waterways clogged with debris from the storms that still pose a threat for future flooding. Affected counties include: Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Putnam, Vinton, and Washington.