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Record spring rains, flooding bringing FEMA money to Tri-State

Tri-State could get $9 million in relief

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CINCINNATI - Because of disaster declarations following the spring's record-breaking rains in the Tri-State, several local counties will be getting millions of dollars in new federal disaster aid.

Hamilton, Clermont and Adams counties will reportedly be in for millions of dollars in funding from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Disaster Agency, since they're among 21 Ohio counties who got disaster declarations because of those April and May rain storms.

Damages are estimated at over $7 million in Hamilton County, and $1.4 million in Clermont County.

All across Ohio, it's estimated the state suffered more than $43 million dollars in damage from those storms.

Hamilton County's deputy engineer, Ted Hubbard, has told reporters that this year is the worst on record for rain-related damage in more than 15 years.

Many roads were flooded during those heavy rains and then suffered structural damage because of the excess water.

The FEMA money for the counties means they'll get federal help in paying for road repairs.

Also some private non-profit organizations that suffered damage may also get cost-sharing help from the federal government.

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