Dublin, OH – Vinton and Wyandot counties have been added as part of Ohio’s federal disaster declaration and are eligible for all categories of Public Assistance funding, according to officials from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Under this announcement, federal funding is available to local governments and some private non-profits only on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work, debris removal and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms and straight line winds beginning on June 29-July 2, 2012.
Vinton and Wyandot join 37 other Ohio counties that are eligible for federal aid under the October 13 disaster declaration. They are: Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, and Washington Counties.
October 19 is the deadline for agencies in Vinton and Wyandot counties to apply for federal assistance. Agencies in the original 37 counties had a deadline of September 19th to apply.
FEMA's Public Assistance program pays 75 percent of eligible costs. The state of Ohio is contributing 12.5 percent of the 25 percent non-federal share to eligible political subdivisions and the applicant is responsible for the remaining 12.5 percent balance.
Federal, state and local teams have already started to inspect disaster-related damage, examine expenses identified by the state or local representatives and prepare reports that outline the scope of repair work needed and the estimated restoration cost.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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