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More than $1.2 million in federal and state disaster aid is on the way to communities in Western New York struck by last November's severe snowstorm, officials announced Friday.

Some 43 local governments are receiving the aid to help pay the bills incurred from the Nov. 20 storm, which dumped nearly 24 inches in less than eight hours in parts of the region.

Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties were declared federal disaster areas shortly after the storm, making them eligible for special aid that reimburses them for 75 percent of their storm-related costs.

However, checks are not yet in the mail for the area's largest governments -- Buffalo, Erie County and Amherst. A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the paperwork for those three governments is still being processed.

Money is on the way for the following:

Cattaraugus County, $82,110; Chautauqua County, $85,290; City of Jamestown, $48,166: Town of Busti, $10,599; City of Dunkirk, $11,947; Town of Portland, $5,000: Town of Pomfret, $7,818: Village of Silver Creek, $4,399; Town of Dunkirk, $1,704; Town of Ripley, $4,805: Town of Sheridan, $4,198; Town of Westfield, $5,537.

In Erie County, the Town of Cheektowaga, $176,173; Village of Akron, $3,803: Village of Angola, $2,541; Eden Central School District, $2,313; West Seneca School District, $10,097; Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, $1,310; Cheektowaga-Sloan School District, $3,821; Lancaster Central School District, $43,900; Village of Hamburg, $6,355; Town of Hamburg, $28,170; Town of North Collins, $13,291; City of Tonawanda, $18,886; Town of Tonawanda, $36,431; Town of Wales, $2,515; Village of Williamsville, $10,712; St. Luke's Presbyterian Nursing Center, $11,088; Village of Alden, $1,351; Town of Brant, $3,986; Buffalo Sewage Treatment Plant, $22,548; Niagara Frontier Transportation, $22,613; Erie County Correctional Farm, $14,199; Town of Evans, $34,514: Town of Grand Island, $22,203: City of Lackawanna, $11,151; Town of Orchard Park, $26,718; Town of Sardinia, $3,340; Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, $15,586; Town of Clarence, $70,161; Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, $84,564; Erie County Medical Center, $220,400; and Williamsville School District, $47,442.

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