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Fourth climate change disaster declared for area

Towns tally costs for October snowstorm reimbursement

A scene on Route 198 in Southbridge after the surprise October snowstorm wreaked havoc on the area. (click for larger version)
January 12, 2012
SOUTHBRIDGE — Local communities are pulling together the figures necessary to apply for yet another round of federal reimbursement after President Barack Obama approved a disaster declaration for the late October snowstorm.

Under the law, towns will have to provide 25 percent of their costs, while Washington will reimburse the rest. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is setting up sessions around the state to brief communities on what they need to do to get such funds, and what will be reimbursable expenses.

The closest is in Auburn, at Pakachoag Church, next Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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

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