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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 24, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Ohio
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Ohio and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by record snow and near record snow during the period of March 7-9, 2008.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State and eligible local governments in the counties of Ashtabula, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Geauga, Greene, Hardin, Huron, Lake, Morrow, Richland, Union, and Wyandot.
Assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures that were undertaken to save lives and protect public health, safety and property over a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.
R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Michael H. Smith as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.
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