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Pa. damage estimate for Sandy at $16M and rising

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 28 2012 03:17:14 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 29 2012 04:44:27 AM CST

Catherine Hawley, 69 News

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency said the state's costs from Superstorm Sandy top $16 million.

The agency's staff continues to compile cost estimates, which include storm preparation and physical damage to places like sewage treatment plants, said PEMA spokeswoman Ruth Miller.

The state Department of Transportation said its damage estimate is $6 million, while Montgomery County said its estimate is $3 million. Flooding was relatively minor, while downed trees and power lines blocked hundreds of roads.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania insurance regulators are surveying top property and casualty insurers and the first report is due next week.

Pennsylvania's damage is dwarfed by the billions of dollars in damage reported in New Jersey and New York, but it is in line with several other states that sustained damage.