The snowfall total in Walton was below average, at 80.1 inches - almost 8 inches less than usual. The temperature was 19.2, almost five degrees below average.
Delaware Opportunities Executive Director John Eberhard said because of the colder temperatures, “We have had more requests for heating assistance than in the past.”
Not only have people had to burn more fuel, but there are less state and federal funds available to help, he said. There is some emergency county funding, and a fuel program for Delhi-area assistance to help out, he said. The agency has given out more winter coats than usual as well, he said.