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President Obama Signs Ohio Disaster Declaration for June 29 to July 2, 2012?

What gives with the President regularly declaring disasters in places a month after a storm has passed? I think it's all a scam to release federal money to local officials to party with.

Ohio is an important election state...dole out the unaccountable emergency funds...

Crooks

Today's Statement from whitehouse.gov
President Obama Signs Ohio Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Ohio and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and straight-line winds during the period of June 29 to July 2, 2012.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and straight-line winds in the counties of Adams, Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, and Washington.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Source:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/08/20/presid...