Householder announces state of emergency in Coshocton, Licking, and Perry counties

| July 23, 2019

COLUMBUS – Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) announced that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties including Coshocton, Licking, and Perry Counties. These counties experienced severe weather last month which caused extreme highway damage.

This emergency declaration issued by Governor DeWine provides access to federal emergency relief funds for local governments and the Ohio Department of Transportation to repair the recent damages.

“In June, we experienced unprecedented rainfall and flooding,” Householder said. “This weather caused dangerous roadway damage in Coshocton, Licking, and Perry Counties and closures and restrictions on our local roadways. The relief funds will enable us to rectify damages and make road travel safer.”

The impacted 63 Ohio counties are: Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington, and Wayne.

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