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Final Figures From Fran

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RALEIGH — New figures are in on costsassociated with Hurricane Fran and its aftermath.

The government has paid or agreed to pay $561 million in relief to70,300 applicants. With a February 4, 1997 deadline in place for filingapplications for relief, there is the possibility that figure could climba bit more.

It is estimated that the destructive storm cost the state $4.5 billionin property damage and tourism disruption.

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