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Summer windstorms cost Lynchburg $2.1M

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 4:37pm  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Severe windstorms in June cost Lynchburg more than $2 million to repair damage to public property, clean up debris and operate shelters.

But the city is expected to pay only 2 percent of the bill. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to pay 75 percent of the costs. The News & Advance ( http://bit.ly/RhRv1d) reports that the state could provide 23 percent of the funding.

The largest cost was debris cleanup. The city spent $1.6 million to remove debris and brush.

Lynchburg also spent about $110,000 for shelter operations and other emergency protective measures. Repairs to public property, including buildings, cost nearly $240,000.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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