COLUMBUS, Ohio -- President Donald Trump granted Gov. John Kasich's request to declare flooding in 18 Ohio counties during February to be a disaster, opening up funds to pay for repairing damage and other costs, state officials said Tuesday.
The federal funds will be available through FEMA's Public Assistance Program to local governments, state agencies and some nonprofits. The money will cover debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairs.
The counties included in the disaster declaration include Adams, Brown, Hamilton and 15 others.