By Jolyn Garcia Posted January 10, 2013
In a press release on January 3, President Barack Obama stated that major disasters were present in Ohio. He ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in order to assist the areas of the state being affected by floods and severe storms. These weather conditions are just part of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy after it hit the United States on October 29-30 in 2012.
The fact that there are disasters taking place in Ohio shows just how severe this storm was. Sandy had directly hit the Northeastern states, affecting them the greatest. According to whitehouse.gov, W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Warren J. Riley as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.
Federal funding will be used for emergency work to help rebuild or repair buildings and other facilities that have been damaged by this storm.