Following FEMA Disaster Assistance Approval, Portman, Brown Vow to Continue Working to Help Get Resources to Ohio Communities Quickly

June 18, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) vowed to continue working together to help Ohioans following President Trump’s approval of Governor DeWine’s request for federal assistance for 10 Ohio counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding last month. Portman and Brown wrote to President Trump last week urging him to approve Governor DeWine’s request. Both Senators are committed to continue working with FEMA and the state of Ohio to make sure the resources get to Ohio communities quickly and effectively.

President Trump approved federal assistance for Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway Counties. Today’s announcement will help ensure that these counties can access important federal assistance and resources to recover.

“I want to thank FEMA and the Trump administration for swiftly approving this much needed major disaster declaration,” said Portman. “After the tornadoes touched down, I toured some of the damage firsthand and met with first responders and families who are impacted by this tragedy. The damage is unbelievable. I will continue to work with Governor DeWine, Senator Brown and the administration to ensure our communities get the assistance they need.”

“As communities across Ohio continue working to recover from the devastation left behind by last month’s tornadoes, Sen. Portman and I will continue working with FEMA and the state of Ohio to make sure these critical resources get to Ohioans quickly,” said Brown. “Having seen the damage up close and talked to the families in need, Sen. Portman and I know how important these federal resources are to Ohio.”