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May 28, 2014

Fulton Co. receives disaster funding

Governor announcednine more counties will receive federal assistance for January snowstorm

Fulton County has been approved for federal assistance for the brutal winter storm that crippled the state in early January.

Nine more counties were added to the 19 Indiana counties slated to receive federal disaster assistance for damage and costs incurred Jan. 5-9, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s office announced Tuesday.

“This continues to be good financial news for cities and towns in these counties,” Pence said in a press release. “Federal grants mean millions of dollars replenishing local budgets.”

The grants will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses for damage to roads, bridges, utilities, debris removal, buildings’ contents and equipment, water control facilities, parks and recreational facilities, and others, as well as emergency protective measures like traffic control and rescue operations.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will work with FEMA and local agencies to document allowable expenses.

The nine counties announced this week bring the total number of counties receiving assistance for the January snowstorm to 28.

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