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County to seek FEMA funds for storm cleanup

Last week’s massive snowstorm did more than just close the county for the first part of the week. It also cost a lot to clean up.

The LaGrange County Council was told Monday morning that the county highway department will be applying for FEMA funds to help offset some of the costs.

According to Highway Superintendent Jeff Brill, the county can receive funds to help pay for overtime costs, as well as to pay contract help used during the storm. Brill said they had up to six different contractors working to help clear the roads.

It was reported that the county could receive up to $150,000 from the federal government.