Assessments Still Being Done On Damage Caused By The Recent Flood

07/18/17 – 5:26 A.M.

Damage caused by the flood in Findlay continues to be assessed this week. The Courier reports that the damage most likely won’t qualify for federal disaster relief, but help may come from the state. So far, the American Red Cross list three homes as destroyed and at least seven as having major damage. About 100 more homes and businesses sustained minor damage or were affected by the flood.

Hancock County EMA director Lee Swisher said that assessment teams from the city and county will continue trying to establish the extent of the damage. The state could also be sending in their own assessment teams. He added that the threshold for federal assistance is at least 12 structures destroyed. Officials are still trying to determine the requirements for state assistance.