March 26-27, 2011

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Dutchess receives disaster declaration for December snowstorm

POUGHKEEPSIE – Municipalities, school districts and other agencies are eligible for reimbursement from the federal government for a percentage of the costs incurred for the emergency protective measures taken during the 48 hour period during the snowstorm. That would include plowing, sanding, employee overtime and other related costs.

Preliminary estimates compiled by the county Department of Emergency Services shows the emergency protective measures cost the county and other entities in the county close to $1.2 million.

Dutchess County government alone incurred more than $140,000 in expenses dealing with that snowstorm.

There will be a briefing for eligible municipal applicants ton Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center in Millbrook.

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