Federal Crews Begin Assessing Ohio Tornado Damage

June 6, 2019

Federal workers are in Ohio and have begun assessing the damage left behind by tornadoes that recently swept through 10 counties.

Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and many more were damaged during the outbreak that saw at least 18 tornadoes touch down in western Ohio.

Crews began looking at the damage on June 5 in Montgomery, Greene, Auglaize, Hocking, Mercer and Pickaway counties.

They’re also spending time in Darke, Miami, Muskingum and Perry counties.

The survey crews will tally up the damage to determine if Ohio qualifies for federal disaster assistance.

That could include low-interest loans and grants.

The strongest of the tornadoes that began on Memorial Day evening had 170 mph winds.

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