Flooded Ohio counties declared disaster areas

Flood waters cover the Miami Valley. (WDTN Photo)
Flood waters cover the Miami Valley. (WDTN Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Several local counties were declared disaster areas Thursday following recent flooding.

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Ohio’s request to issue the disaster declaration for Clark and Lorain counties. It includes counties that border Clark County, so Champaign, Greene, Miami and Montgomery are also included.

The declaration lets residents and businesses who suffered damage during the May 21 and 22 storms to apply for long-term, low interest loans.

Miami County alone estimates damage there at more than $26-million. Flash flooding shut down parts of Interstate 70 and 75 in Miami and Montgomery counties.

Visit the SBA online for information about the loans.

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