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Another $600,000 in storm cleanup funds coming locally

Logan County storm cleanup funded by a National Emergency Grant will extend into this fall following an additional allocation released Wednesday.

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National Emergency Grant crews clear debris from a stream behind Brennan and Ludlow roads in April. NEG officials announced Wednesday another $600,000 allocation from the federal government to pay for storm cleanup. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

The U.S. Department of Labor has released another $15.4 million to Ohio municipalities to continue cleanup efforts from damage left by severe storms June 29 and July 2.

Awarded to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the funding will provide assistance for cleanup efforts in 19 counties including Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Putnam, Vinton and Washington.

The local share is about $600,000, bringing the total NEG allocation to $1.5 million since September.

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