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FEMA denies plea for funding

April 3, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Three months after much of Indiana suffered the effects of a major snow storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on the area, state officials are now in a scramble to figure out how to pay for the losses.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security officials announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied the state’s request for assistance.

The January storm traumatized much of Indiana, leading to seven deaths and several crashes and slide-offs. Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson said local governments across the state requested more than $14.5 million in assistance.

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