Athens County Organizations Receive Funds For Storm Cleanup

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Government organizations have until Wednesday to apply for assistance for clean up efforts stemming from severe summer storms.

A group of 16 Athens County towns, public utilities and universities so far have applied for emergency grant money totaling $650,000 to date for clean up from the severe storms this summer, which took place between June 29 and July 2.

Athens County Emergency Management Agency Director Fred Davis says more entities may still apply.

The public assistance will be used to cover overtime, equipment usage, debris removal, and some other general repairs.

Davis says this public assistance program is still in the preliminary stage, and that these efforts should be completed by next spring.

Davis says they should know definitively how much money Athens County has been allotted within one month.

Thirty-seven counties statewide are eligible for the funding.