Within the last month, Windsor Locks and East Windsor officials have found out that their communities will be reimbursed for most of their clean up costs from the October 2011 storm.
Windsor Locks is receiving $1.3 million and East Windsor is receiving $186,762 from the federal government.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration is reimbursing Windsor Locks 75 percent or $1,176,630 and the Federal Highway Administration is adding $113,505, officials said in September.
“That helped us a great deal,” Victor Puia, Windsor Locks director of emergency management, said. “That’s a lot of money.”
East Windsor First Selectwoman Denise Menard said the town’s net cost for the clean up was $63,254.
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Windsor Locks residents approved spending $1.4 million to remove all of the debris with the understanding that FEMA would reimburse 75 percent of the cost. The town originally allocated $1 million for debris removal, then an additional $400,000 in December 2011.