FEMA to announce financial agreement with Spfld Diocese

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP)– It’s been nearly three years since the June 1, 2011 tornado severely damaged parts of Springfield.

The education complex that houses Cathedral High School and St. Michael’s Academy Middle School, was one of the many Springfield buildings severely damaged in the 2011 tornado

Monday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is expected to reveal what kind of financial agreement they have reached with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.

The Springfield Diocese had been locked in a two-year long process for the insurance claim, before they found out they would get nearly $50 million from their insurance company.  They were still waiting to hear what kind of help they might receive from FEMA.

The Springfield Diocese originally estimated the cost of the damage to be about 70 million dollars.

Congressman Richard Neal sent a notice to 22news which says that the announcement will represent another historic milestone in Springfield’s recovery effort.

Since the school closed from its damage, students have been going to school in a temporary set up at the old Memorial School in Wilbraham.

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