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Six Massachusetts counties to get federal aid for October storm

Federal disaster aid will be made available to six Massachusetts counties to assist in their recovery from the record-setting October nor’easter that dumped more than two feet of snow on some parts of the state, Governor Deval Patrick announced today.

The freak autumn storm, which was blamed for the deaths of three people in Massachusetts, knocked power for more than 3.2 million homes and businesses on the East Coast, with thousands left in the dark for nearly a week afterward.

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Communities in Middlesex, Worcester, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Berkshire counties will be eligible for federal funds, for up to 75 percent of the cost of cleaning up storm-related damage, according to the governor’s office.

Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties, which received record or near-record snowfall during the storm, will also be reimbursed for 75 percent of the cost of snow and ice removal from public roads for a 48-hour period.

Two other counties, Norfolk and Essex, are still under consideration.

L. Finch can be reached at llfinch@yahoo.com
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