KIRTLAND, Ohio - Two northeast Ohio counties are assessing damage from last week's heavy rains and flooding and may be able to seek state and federal aid.
Lake County Emergency Management Agency director Larry Greene says assessments have been done on more than 1,500 homes that may have structural damage from flooding.
Lake County commissioners have already declared a state of emergency, but the state and federal government have yet to declare the county a disaster area.
In Cuyahoga County, Executive Ed FitzGerald said Wednesday he has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency as a result of the severe storms and flooding Saturday. The hardest hit was the city of Euclid.
If some of the areas are declared disaster areas, they could be eligible for reimbursement for damage.