THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN OHIO
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the state of Ohio and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 7 through Aug. 18, 1995.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in an eight county area. The counties include Champaign, Licking, Logan, Marion, Mercer, Miami, Scioto and Shelby counties.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding for the state is also available on a cost-share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
Damage surveys by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.