The Governor announced Tuesday that he has authorized the use of State Disaster Relief funds to assist Cloverdale in Putnam County continue to recover from the severe storms and tornadoes on Nov. 17.
The State Disaster Relief Program is an authorized reimbursement program intended to provide assistance to local governments and eligible private non-profit organizations for costs associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent work. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency continues to work with local communities in affected areas to determine the impact of the severe storms and tornadoes.
At its peak, the November 17th storm packed winds reaching 40–50 mph, with some wind reports indicating gusts of 75–80 mph. Wind damage to buildings, trees and power lines were severe across a wide area.