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July 2005 News News page Archive
Morgan County Commissioners Rick Shriver, Ron Moore and Dean Cain with the Morgan county Flood Crew

WMCAP Assists Workers Dislocated by September Flood

In September 2004 massive floods hit our service area. Significant damage was done to area businesses and workers were dislocated for a period of time. One of the responses to the flooding was a grant from the Department of Labor to Washington-Morgan Community Action for slightly more than $800,000 to employee dislocated workers. The goal was to provide employment and to clean up debris in and along creeks in Washington and Morgan Counties. Seventeen dislocated workers were hired in each county. Working closely with the County Commissioners and Soil and Water Conservation District offices in both counties, sites were selected for clean up.

The Washington-Morgan Community Action Flood program has put 25 individuals to work in Washington County and 18 individuals in Morgan since January 2005. Eleven have left the program after securing full- time employment.

Washington County crews have been able to clean 52 sites throughout the county accounting for about 25 miles of beds, banks and the surrounding flood plane. In Morgan County, crews have cleaned over 23.5 miles of creeks and surrounding areas in 16 sites.

Morgan county flood crew working on debris pile in local stream.

Morgan county stream following clean up.

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Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio

218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827