2/21/14 – 5:26 A.M.
A bipartisan effort to secure flood mitigation funding continues. Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman along with Congressman Bob Latta wrote a joint letter to the Army Corps of Engineers to support funding the final phase of the current studies. This time around the trio stressed the economic issues caused by repeated flooding from the Blanchard River.
Portman said that northwestern Ohio “won’t be able to reach its full potential as long as the threat of flooding remains.” Brown added that the project would “help spur economic growth and protect the Findlay and Ottawa communities from devastating disasters.”
All three stressed that flooding is not just an issue for Findlay and Ottawa, but economically impacts a large part of Ohio.