THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN THE STATE OF OHIO
The President 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 beginning on February 18, 2000, and continuing through March 2, 2000.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in a five county area. The counties include Adams, Gallia, Lawrence, Meigs and Scioto.
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.