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Storm damage estimates weeks away

The first federal aid for damage for the Nov. 17 windstorm was approved this week for Washington, but even a rough estimate of the damage to the Spokane area may be weeks away. Local emergency management officials are compiling data from local residents and businesses, and utility crews continue to clean up downed lines. State officials will file a formal request for disaster relief money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in mid-December after compiling reports from local agencies. “It’s in the millions. I just don’t know how many millions,” Gerry Bozarth, Greater Spokane Emergency Management spokesman, said/Jim Camden, SR. More here.

DFO: My Wind Storm damage was about $60. That's what it cost to buy 2 4-by-4 fence posts, 4 replacement fence boards, and odds and ends, and to rent a jackhammer. The labor was free -- my neighbor and me. Do you have a cost estimate on your wind damage?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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