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Gainesville, Hall seek big reimbursements for winter storm costs
Officials each ask for hundreds of thousands of dollars from FEMA
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Gainesville and Hall County are each pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal reimbursements for costs related to an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees, closed schools and knocked out power to thousands of residents. Both governments hope to receive allocations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the coming weeks. President Barack Obama approved the aid assistance in April for counties in Northeast Georgia hardest hit by the storm, which clogged major roadways and residential streets with tree limbs, roof shingles and other debris.