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Gov. Patrick requested disaster relief after families had been without power for 2 weeks, assistance authorized by president Bush following review of Patrick's request by FEMA
announcement of aid availability to Worcester, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Berkshire counties. Cities, towns, state agencies and non profits can apply for reimbursement up to 75% of the cost of debris removal, emergency services related to disaster and repairing, replacing or restoring damaged public infrastructure.
Aid was determined by damage dollar amount per county. Ashby, Townsend and Pepperell, being 3 of the hardest hit communities will receive no aid because of their geographic location within Middlesex County. These 3 towns are in the furthest northwest corner of the county and were also without power in many areas for up to 2 weeks.