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Summit denied emergency status for May 12 storms
Decision by state and federal emergency management limits help locally
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON AND M.L. SCHULTZE


 
Three days of severe storms hit Northeast Ohio in mid May.
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The state and federal governments have turned Summit County down on its request for a disaster declaration stemming from the May 12 storms that flooded private homes, businesses and even Cuyahoga Falls City Hall. 

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters says that decision leaves the region with a lot less to offer.

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“Since we were denied any type of funding, what we have available to the city would only be for low-to-moderate income people, and there are guidelines for this funding. It would only cover foundation problems, furnace, hot-water tank, things like that and not contents of the house.” 

Summit County is also offering real estate tax and sewer-bill relief to storm victims. 

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Not good news at all. Even more reason why a $161 million county funded arena for the U of A is a BAD idea.


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