Early reports tallying damage from last month's storms in Ohio at $29 million have several Ohio cities anxiously hoping for federal disaster relief.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the storm costs reported in the state so far total more than half of what Ohio tallied when remnants of Hurricane Ike hit Ohio in 2008.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be assessing damage to the affected counties starting Monday with the verification expected to take up to 10 days.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is to receive $16 million in a federal grant to help clean up communities ravaged by spring storms.
The grant will create 1,144 temporary jobs for dislocated workers to help raze demolished buildings, repair structures and clear streets of debris.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says the money will help make Ohio whole and show them that their government stands with them as they try to repair their communities.
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