URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) - Two separate severe weather events one on June 29th and the other on July 2nd brought 50 to 80 mile per hour winds to the Miami Valley. Many areas were hit hard and the cost of cleaning it up can be high. Because many small government agencies have limited funds they can take a beating when severe weather occurs.
However the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a public assistance program designed to help agencies offset some of the damage costs. If a county is eligible it could see 75 percent of the amount they spent on clean up.
Champaign County officials met with FEMA today to go over the cost of the two combined events. The process is tedious and requires going over a lot of facts and figures.
FEMA officials will be visiting a total of six counties in the MIami Valley this week - Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, Logan, Clark as well as Champaign counties.
Once the paperwork is complete it will head to the governor then he will decide whether or not to set it to the federal level. There's no word on how long the process will take however if the declaration goes through some of the counties could see funds by the end of the year.
A Clark County man pled not guilty to a charges of child endangering, assault, and domestic violence Monday.
The Logan County band director convicted on sex charges involving students was sentenced Monday afternoon.
A tractor-trailer was involved in an accident on westbound Interstate 70 in Preble County.
State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.