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Expensive Snow

This Dec. 18, 2008, photo shows a snow-blown sidewalk covered in snow. According to weather experts, Spokane has a white Christmas about 70 percent of the time. (Associated Press)
This Dec. 18, 2008, photo shows a snow-blown sidewalk covered in snow. According to weather experts, Spokane has a white Christmas about 70 percent of the time. (Associated Press)

This Dec. 18, 2008, photo shows a snow-blown sidewalk covered in snow.

Local governments, schools and nonprofit agencies in Spokane County have been reimbursed $5.7 million for their costs in responding to record snows that began in mid-December 2008 and continued through early January 2009.

Under government guidelines, the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid the agencies for the cost of snow removal during a 48-hour event and for damages to public and nonprofit facilities as the result of a declared emergency. Read more. Mike Prager, Spokesman Review

Did you miss snow this year or do you wish every winter was like the one we just had?




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