NEW YORK -- FEMA has approved more than $141 million in Hurricane Sandy assistance to fund emergency efforts and help repair and rebuild public infrastructure in Suffolk County.
To date, local, state and federal recovery officials have identified 608 projects from applicants in Suffolk County that are eligible for Public Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The $141,230,254 million represents 90 percent of the cost of approved PA projects that will be reimbursed by FEMA. The state manages the PA program and disburses funding.
A breakdown by category of work:
Debris Removal $ 88,226,373
Emergency Protective Measures $ 15,513,282
Roads and Bridges $ 14,656,932
Buildings and Equipment $ 3,348,296
Utilities $ 1,053,988
Parks, Recreational and Other Facilities $ 18,431,381
The Town of Babylon was awarded more than $2.5 million as a result of the damages to the Cedar Beach Marina, Overlook Beach Boardwalk, and Venetian Shores Park.
More than $3.8 million was approved for the Town of Brookhaven for debris removal. These costs were incurred by the highway and waste management departments.
$915,791 is included in the funding for Suffolk County for permanent work that will reduce or eliminate repeat disaster damage.
PA applicants can include:
- state agencies
- local and county governments
- private nonprofit organizations that own or operate facilities that provide essential government-type services
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.