Cities hope federal storm aid on wayEarly reports tally damage across state at $29 million
Quan Truong and Dean Narciso,
The Columbus Dispatch
CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was no Hurricane Ike, but storms that whipped the region last month will cost the state more than $29 million, damage reports show -- more than half of what the state tallied when remnants of Ike hit in 2008.
Central and southeastern Ohio were hit hardest, while the Cleveland and Cincinnati areas were largely unscathed.
In Franklin County alone, debris cleanup, police and firefighter overtime, and other costs total roughly $5.5 million.
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