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Seneca Co. still dealing with storm cleanup, 2 weeks later

Downed tree in Tiffin. Photo courtesy Renae Tittle. Downed tree in Tiffin. Photo courtesy Renae Tittle.
SENECA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

It's been about two weeks since severe weather hit in Seneca County, and things are starting to look better.

While the hard work is done for many neighbors, many townships say they're still waiting for money from the state to help clean up the piles of debris.

In the wake of the storm, a state of emergency was declared. Last week, Ohio Governor John Kasich toured Seneca County to assess the damage.

"They all had debris on the roadways and stuff like that that had to be cleaned up and disposed of," explained Dan Stahl, Seneca County's emergency management director.

Stahl said cities and townships must get their paperwork in Tuesday and Wednesday for the chance to receive any clean up money from the state.

"We've got a couple of them that are turning those in for some damages they either received in the township, or for expenditures that they would have had in clearing roadways, clearing debris, things like that," he said.

But getting the funds isn't easy. Stahl says the cities and townships first have to prove the amount they need by putting up the money for repairs from their own budgets.

"To be eligible, you have to have spent or have damages that would exceed one-half of one percent of your usable budget, so it has to be that much of a disaster-type situation," Stahl said.

So far, only two communities have submitted the paperwork for funding: Adams Township and the Village of Green Springs in northern Seneca County.

Stahl says he doesn't expect many others to meet the requirements to apply.

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