April 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.8 Million in Federal Funding for Debris Removal in Town Of Brookhaven After Superstorm Sandy

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

New York, NY – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Town of Brookhaven, the largest town in Suffolk, will be receiving $1,831,687 in 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 Brookhaven were covered with debris, causing a very dangerous situation for drivers and residents," said Schumer.  "This FEMA aid will help make sure that Brookhaven residents are not on the hook for these expenses.”

“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 Brookhaven has the necessary resources on the ground to recover and rebuild.”

"Superstorm Sandy had a devastating impact on Brookhaven Town.  Our employees worked day and night to clear our roads for emergency responders, and help our residents to recover from this historic storm," said Supervisor Romaine.  "I want to thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for providing this funding through FEMA to benefit our residents."

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 Brookhaven. 

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