That's the assessment of a report and request for help from
Hospitals in the impacted areas have reported 385 injuries as a result of the storms, 166 of those in
"There is widespread devastation throughout the impacted counties," the administration of Gov.
The report added: "The greater
Four school districts cancelled the final days of the school year, and
DeWine announced Monday said the state will send the
State agencies have addressed 37 "mission requests" for assistance from affected counties, Tuesday's report said.
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Around 500 buildings in 10
The confirmed tornadoes two weeks ago damaged about 1,800 buildings statewide, leaving local and state governments with a situation they cannot handle alone, DeWine said Monday after a tour of manufacturer
"We have to show that the disaster is of such magnitude, that it's so big, that it cannot be handled by the state and it cannot be handled by the local governments," DeWine said. "This was a widespread disaster."
DeWine believes the tornadoes meet
"Once it gets to
Ringsdorf agreed with DeWine's characterization of
"Essentially, we look at a number of factors, but it all culminates into: The damage must be of an extent that it is beyond the capability of the local and state governments to recover from," she said.
The report details the state's response to the disaster, recounting how the
ODOT also transported 35,455 gallons of state-owned potable water from an
The state also purchased 13,440 gallons of water for distribution in the
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