The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection $28 million in federal recovery funding to reimburse them for the removal of sand and silt debris, which made many of the state’s waterways impassable following 2012’s Huricane Sandy.
“Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc all across our state, leaving not only our inland roads and bridges covered in debris, but our coastal waterways dangerous and impassable,” said Sen. Robert Menendez. “This funding is critically important to ensure our local communities are not bearing the full financial burden for these tremendous clean-up and recovery efforts.”
“Following the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy, communities throughout the state of New Jersey stepped up and worked diligently to clear out and restore critical waterways,” said Sen. Cory Booker. “This grant will ensure that those communities are adequately repaid for the enormous costs they bore in the aftermath of the storm.”
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