May 20, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Debris Removal in Town Of North Hempstead After Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy Resulted in Massive Amounts of Debris Deposited on Roads Throughout North Hempstead; Town Officials Worked Around the Clock Removing Vegetative Debris After the Storm

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Town of North Hempstead will be receiving $2,355,905 in federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for town-wide removal of debris that resulted from Superstorm Sandy.

“After Superstorm Sandy hit, roads throughout the Town of North Hempstead were covered with debris, causing a very dangerous situation for drivers and residents,” said Schumer.  “This FEMA aid will help make sure that North Hempstead residents are not on the hook for the debris removal and cleanup costs that were critical immediately after the storm.”

“This federal funding will provide much needed relief for Long Island families and businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy,” Gillibrand said. “It is critical that the Town of North Hempstead has the necessary resources on the ground to recover and rebuild.”

“Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and the tri-state area, and resulted in downed trees, vegetation, and other debris scattered throughout the town of North Hempstead,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Our Town collected and disposed of over 55,000 tons of trees and 12,000 tons of construction material. This federal aid is critical to our Town’s continued recovery.”

Superstorm Sandy devastated New York and the tri-state area, and resulted in downed trees, scattered vegetation, and other debris scattered throughout the town of North Hempstead

The funding is being provided to the Town of North Hempstead towards expenses incurred for labor, equipment, materials, administrative costs, contract performed services, and other costs necessary for undertaking this debris removal project.