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Forsyth County getting reimbursed for ice storm costs

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s government has been reimbursed nearly $220,000 for its response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of a Feb. 16 winter storm.

The funds, which came from the state and federal emergency management agencies, cover costs related to removing debris, damage to public buildings and vehicles and emergency protective measures.

According to a news release from the county, much of the $219,645.70 received will go toward personnel and equipment expenses that stemmed from road crews clearing storm debris along county right of way.

In a statement, County Manager Doug Derrer noted that all of Forsyth’s “departments and divisions who responded during and after the ice storm did a great job.”

“The coordination and record keeping done by our emergency management agency resulted in this reimbursement,” he said.