Nearly $1.5 Million Approved For New York Governments

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Release date: 
June 30, 2005
Release Number: 
1589-062

ALBANY, NY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $1.5 million in disaster aid to the State of New York to help fund recovery efforts in several New York counties and local jurisdictions following storms and floods in early April.

“These funds are helping to restore critical infrastructure, relieve cash flow problems with municipalities and avoid burdening local taxpayers,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. Jackson.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program reimburses government units and certain private non-profit organizations for debris removal, emergency protective measures taken in response to the storms and flooding, and for repair of damaged structures. FEMA pays 75 percent of eligible costs; the state and local governments share 25 percent.

The program is ongoing as localities continue to assess the work required to repair damages caused by the disaster. To date, the following reimbursements have been approved:

Broome County: $87,378 for debris removal, emergency protective measures, road and bridge repair, and park repair for Broome County; the Towns of Conklin, Kirkwood, Sanford, Triangle, Vestal and Windsor, and the Deposit Fire Department.

Chautauqua County: $64,126 for debris removal, road and bridge repair, and utilities repair for the Village of Brocton and the Towns of Chautauqua, Ellery, Ellington, Gerry, Hanover, Portland and Stockton.

Chenango County: $22,790 for debris removal, emergency protective measures and road and bridge repair in the Towns of Greene and Sherburne.

Columbia County: $158,323 for road and bridge repair for the Towns of Chatham and Hillsdale.

Cortland County: $119,400 for debris removal, emergency protective measures, road and bridge repair, and park repair for Cortland County, the City of Cortland, the Towns and Villages of Cuyler, Harford, Homer, Marathon, Preble, Taylor and Virgil, and the McGraw, Virgil, Truxton, Cuyler and Marathon fire services.

Delaware County: $380,375 for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and road and bridge repair for Delaware County, the Towns of Bovina, Colchester, Delhi, Deposit, Hancock, Harpersfield, Kortright, Roxbury and Tompkins, the Village of Hancock and the Tompkins fire service.

Greene County: $159,595 for debris removal and road and bridge repair for the Towns of Greenville, Halcott, Lexington, Prattsville and Windham, and the Villages of Catskill and Tannersville.

Madison County: $52,256 for debris removal and road and bridge repair for the Town of Eaton.

Montgomery County: $23,943 for emergency protective measures and road and bridge repair for the Towns of Florida and Minden.

Orange County: $17,366 for emergency protective measures, road and bridge repair, and utilities repair for the City of Port Jervis, the Town of Blooming Grove, the Village of Montgomery and the Cuddebackville fire service.

Rensselaer County: $127,955 for road and bridge repair for the City of Rensselaer, Village of Nassau and Towns of Berlin, Hoosick, Nassau, Schodack and Stephentown.

Schoharie County: $36,084 for debris removal, road and bridge repair, and park repair for the Towns of Carlisle, Esperance and Schoharie and the Villages of Middleburgh and Schoharie.

Sullivan County: $154,739 for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and road and bridge repair for Sullivan County, the Towns of Delaware, Fallsburg, Highland, Neversink, Rockland and Tusten, and Livingston Manor school.

Tioga County: $37,779 for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and road and bridge repair for Tioga County and the Towns of Berkshire, Newark Valley and Richford.

New York State Thruway Authority: $43,060 for road and bridge repair on a section of Interstate 87 in Orange County.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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