Perth Amboy Receives $4.31 Million From FEMA For Sandy Cleanup

PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy will receive more than $4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repair work and debris removal following Superstorm Sandy, state officials announced today.

Perth Amboy received federal funding for the use of labor and contractors for the demolition of damaged structures and repair work to the walkways, bulkheads, fishing piers and docks at Perth Amboy Marina and Park. The total cost of the project is $5.75 million, with FEMA’s share of the cost at $4.31 million.

“The Perth Amboy Marina was a celebrated place for boaters, fishermen, families, visitors and residents to enjoy before Sandy flooded the marina’s facilities, destroyed docks, sunk boats or forced them on land causing just unbelievable damage,” said U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.  “Perth Amboy has done an absolutely amazing job already in getting the marina and park back to working order, but it’s imperative that the federal government provide assistance as well.  I’m relieved that this grant will cover the cost of the countless additional repairs needed for this community treasure.”

The complete electrical system, water system and fire extinguisher units will be replaced on all docks and piers.  The work includes replacing or repairing 79 light poles, 28 benches, 9 floating docks and other infrastructure.  Three fishing piers will be repaired, and a dock mounted sewer pump-out station will be replaced.  The gazebo and flagpoles at the Wall of Honor Monument will be also replaced.

Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.

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