Missouri to reimburse counties for 2009 ice storm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri will reimburse 20 counties for up to $4 million in expenses that resulted from a January 2009 ice storm in southern Missouri.

The money will pay for about 10 percent of the costs for things like overtime for medical responders and the use of schools for shelter in the storm's aftermath.

In February 2009, the federal government declared a major disaster area in Missouri. The storm dropped up to 2 inches of ice and blanketed the southern part of the state with snow and sleet.

It closed schools for days and knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes.
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