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CLEVELAND - Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has signed an executive order declaring a star of emergence in the country due to July 20 storms and resulting flooding.
The move is the first step in getting a disaster declaration from the state.
If the state agrees with FitzGerald's assessment and declared the county a disaster area, the hardest-hit areas may become eligible for reimbursement for certain storm and flooding-related expenses.
Individuals and homeowners are not expected to qualify for assistance based on the damage. Local governments may be eligible to receive money for flood-related repairs or other damage incurred.
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