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Tornado funds coming back to Charlton

Legislature OKs supplemental budget with $40K for town

January 03, 2012
CHARLTON — State Rep. Peter Durant announced that the town would receive state reimbursement for costs incurred from last summer's tornado at the Dec. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Durant called the roughly $40,000 coming back to the town a "victory," since Charlton was "the only town struck that didn't get federal assistance."

After the June 1 E-3 tornado ripped through Massachusetts, towns in Hampden County were declared federal disaster areas. In Worcester County, Southbridge and Sturbridge were individually added to the declaration, making them eligible for a 75 percent federal reimbursement for costs relating to the storm. While areas of Charlton like Denfield Road suffered severe damage from the tornado, which cost the town more than $38,000, the town was never included in the federal disaster declaration.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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