The blizzard of 2013, a storm that dropped more than 30 inches of snow on Southington, was a costly one for the town with clean-up expenses totaling more than $460,000 as the town dug out.
But for taxpayers, there is some good news. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a request for assistance that will bring $107,000 back to Southington.
Southington Town Attorney Mark Sciota said FEMA granted the request on Monday, approving a 75-percent reimbursement to help the town recoup some of the costs for the storm. The assistance approved will allow the town to apply for a reimbursement for expenses accrued over a 48-hour period.
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Between Feb. 9 - 10, the town spent a total of $143,000 on clean-up efforts, trying to clear a travel path on the more than 200 miles of town roads. The reimbursement for this will be given in the amount of $107,000 - potentially more after receiving final two day costs for the Southington Board of Education.
Sciota said Monday evening that the town will seek further assistance, however, and will take final storm costs to FEMA to seek a reimbursement assistance for the entire clean-up effort.
"We are hopeful it's something they will at least consider," he said.
Take a look at the full list of town clean-up costs: