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Cities and power companies will receive federal aid in wake of ice storm. The wreckage from the ice storm in early April, destroyed trees and downed power lines, as shown in this picture from Freeman. (Jordan Steffen/Republic)

Federal aid comes in wake of ice storm

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Douglas County will receive a federal reimbursement for an estimated $30,000 in damages from an April ice storm that caused power outages to customers of East River Electric Power Cooperative and Douglas Electric.

The electric cooperatives, not city governments or the county, will receive the funds to offset the cost of installing new poles and to pay for repairs to the power grid.

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