The Oregon city of Portland is asking for over $3.2 million in federal disaster aid to cover costs related to the city’s record-setting snow and ice storms in January.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the city gave Multnomah County an initial damage assessment which is used to determine if the city meets a federal threshold for disaster reimbursements.
The assessment showed the Portland Bureau of Transportation spent more than $2.2 million, the most of any bureau, in response to the storms. About $1.6 million of that money went toward removing snow and ice from city streets.
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management spokesman Dan Douthit says even if the city is above the threshold, federal aid isn’t guaranteed.
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