OC towns clean and tally up storm damage

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People living in Orange County continued cleaning up their flooded homes and tallying up the damage Wednesday, four days after a powerful nor'easter pummeled the region.

Many streets in Warwick remained closed due to flooding. Town Supervisor Mike Sweeton says post-storm cleanup and repairs will set the town back more than $700,000.

Sweeton says Warwick, along with other towns and villages, will submit its damage estimate to the county, which may then ask Gov. David Paterson to declare Orange County a disaster area.

"We are hoping we meet the dollar threshold to get that declaration because then it will make us eligible for some FEMA assistance," Sweeton says.

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