MONTPELIER (AP) - Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are going to begin a preliminary assessment to determine if damage from flash flooding in the Chester area is eligible for disaster assistance.

The preliminary assessment that will begin Tuesday will determine if Windsor and Windham counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance to repair damage to public infrastructure.

A July 28 storm dumped more than 3 inches of rain on the affected areas.

Local and state officials will be working with their FEMA counterparts to make the determination.

The state estimates the total damage from the storm will exceed $1 million, which would be enough to qualify for assistance.


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