Sens. Brown, Portman pen letter to Trump: Accept Kasich's aid request

Sens. Brown, Portman pen letter to Trump: Accept Kasich's aid request

WASHINGTON (FOX19) - Ohio's U.S. senators are urging the president to accept Gov. John Kasich's request for disaster aid.

In a letter to President Donald Trump, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) ask the commander in chief to act swiftly on the governor's plea for 19 counties impacted by severe flooding to receive disaster declaration.

The letter reads:

Dear Mr. President:

The affected areas are Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties.

A disaster declaration from the president would help ensure that the counties have access to federal funding and resources for recovery.