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Nutter: No price tag for Irene yet

Mayor Nutter says it will take several weeks to assess just how much the city spent to respond to the destructive rainfall of Hurricane Irene over the weekend.

Nutter: No price tag for Irene yet

Mayor Nutter says it will take several weeks to assess just how much the city spent to respond to the destructive rainfall of Hurricane Irene over the weekend. 

Nutter said the city will pursue any reimbursements available from the state or federal governement. Snow removal costs have set the city back millions during the past two winters, taking a toll on the lean city budget.

During a press conference, Nutter said he was proud of the city's response to the hurricane and bristled at a question about whether the media over-hyped the storm.

"My job is to make sure the citizens of Philadelphia are safe," Nutter said. "And honestly I think we did our job very well."

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