Diocese of Springfield reopens talks with FEMA - KCTV5

Diocese of Springfield reopens talks with FEMA

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Officials at the Diocese of Springfield told CBS 3 that talks have resumed between them and FEMA as they look for federal assistance in the aftermath of the tornado from June of 2011.

The talks focused on Cathedral High School and St. Michael's Academy preschool and middle schools.

The diocese opened up talks again with FEMA earlier this week.

While church structures are usually exempt from federal aid, the schools are open to the community, so they can qualify.

Talks were paused while the diocese dealt with its primary insurance carrier.

Two months ago, they settled for $60 million with Catholic Mutual Insurance Company.

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