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Flood Risk Funding

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This past August marked the six year anniversary of the 100 year flood in Findlay and Ottawa, residents and businesses were displaced and flooding resulted in damages costing an estimated $70,000,000.

A letter written by senators Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown, and Representative Bob Latta urged U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include funding for the Blanchard River Flood Risk Management Project for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Congressman Latta says it is important to make the project a priority so the president can be sure to manage it into the budget.

$20,000 was given to work on the Chief's Report for this year and Latta wants to ensure the Blanchard River Flood Risk Management Project will be eligible for funding for future studies and research in 2014.

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