Gov. Baker: Massachusetts Receiving $120M in Disaster Aid 

snowplowBOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says the state is expected to receive $120 million in federal disaster assistance following last winter’s record snowfall.

That’s the most ever awarded to Massachusetts as the result of a natural disaster.

Half that money — about $60 million — will help reimburse cities and towns for storm-related costs, including coastal flooding. About $24 million has already been distributed.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency granted the state a disaster declaration for the Jan. 26-28 blizzard.

Baker originally asked for an emergency declaration for a 28-day period.

The blizzard was the first of a series of unrelenting snowstorms that dropped more than nine feet of snow in Boston.

Baker called the blizzard the largest public assistance disaster in the state’s history, involving more than 650 applicants for aid.

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  1. Whre is the other $60 million for disaster relief going if not to the affected cities and towns?

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