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Fri., 6:18am: Disaster designation considered for flood damage

July 12, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

EAST LIVERPOOL - Cleanup efforts continued Thursday throughout areas of the city hit hard by flooding on Wednesday, while officials began the process of having the area declared a disaster. Service-Safety Director Ryan Estell said Luke Newbold, county EMA director, and county Commissioner Mike Halleck both came to the city Wednesday night to survey the damage, also visiting the newly opened emergency shelter. "They were given a tour of the damaged areas and Commissioner Halleck will argue on our behalf to the governor that it is a disaster area," Estell said, adding that state Rep. Nick Barborak has also agreed to go to bat for the city in that regard.



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