Athens County has completed a preliminary damage assessment for the severe storms, heavy rain and flash flooding that occurred across the County between February 14, 2018 and February 24, 2018. Athens County was included in a 17 county disaster proclamation from Governor Kasich on February 24, 2018.
Preliminary damage assessments were performed by the Athens County Engineer’s office, Alexander, Ames, Athens, Carthage, Lodi, Rome and Troy Township Trustees. The assessment revealed that 21 Athens County roads and 22 Township roads had sustained damages during the storms. The current estimate of damages is $5,668,458.93.
Athens County officials are working with representatives from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if Athens County will be eligible for disaster assistance to aid the County and Townships in repairing the damaged roadways. Athens County Emergency Management will be presenting an emergency declaration to the Athens County Commissioners at their March 15, 2018 meeting for their consideration.