Governor Declares Emergency

Governor Declares Emergency

by Kelly Mills on September 22, 2010

Governor Strickland has declared an emergency for three counties affected by last Thursday’s tornadoes.

He declared emergencies in Perry, Athens and Meigs counties and identified $1.6 million available in state assistance to help victims.

Strickland also asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to issue a disaster declaration for Athens County residents to enable disaster loan assistance to help in the recovery efforts.

The S.B.A. must first survey the damage in Athens County before making a disaster declaration.