Some Clermont Co. residents eligible for tornado aid

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced on Tuesday that's he's activated a disaster relief fund to help Ohio families that were hard-hit by last Friday's tornadoes and severe storms.

Eligible low-income families with children, including pregnant women, in Clermont County earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level could receive up to $1,500.

For a family of four, that's an income of approximately $46,000.

Eligible elderly Ohioans and those with disabilities meeting the income thresholds could receive up to $750.

The funds can be used for immediate essential relief such as home repair, clothing and car repair—short-term needs to help low-income families get back on their feet until other forms of assistance become available.

Residents should contact the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services to learn more:

Clermont County Department of Jobs and Family Services
2400 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

In addition, Clermont County food assistance recipients whose food spoiled due to a lengthy power outage can have their food assistance benefits replaced.

Individuals who need replacement benefits should contact their Clermont County caseworker.

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