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State may not qualify for post-Sandy federal aid

Massachusetts homes and businesses were probably not hit hard enough by Hurricane Sandy to qualify for additional federal disaster aid, a state official said Friday.

Though many Bay State homes sustained damage from falling trees and flooding — and hundreds of thousands temporarily lost power — the uninsured damage total probably fell short of federal requirements for President Obama to sign a “major disaster declaration” for the state. There is no precise damage threshold for states to qualify for such a declaration, but they must paint a picture of extensive damage.

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