Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in FEMA Funding for Debris Removal in Floral Park After Superstorm Sandy

Aug 15, 2013

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,452,461 of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for Floral Park which will reimburse the costs of the contracted hazardous debris removal after Superstorm Sandy.


“Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage throughout Floral Park, creating a massive cleanup effort,” said Schumer. “This federal reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that Long Islanders are not entirely on the hook for these expenses and I am pleased that this funding is being provided.”

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

Superstorm Sandy brought strong winds and heavy rains to the New York tri-state area, resulting in downed trees, scattered vegetative debris and other materials strewn throughout busy roadways. Debris was deposited onto public rights of ways, streets, and public access areas throughout Floral Park that posed an immediate threat to public safety and therefore, needed to be removed and disposed of.


FEMA has awarded Floral Park 1,452,461 in federal funding for hazardous debris removal performed by force account labor, equipment and contract services to remove 116 fallen trees, 11 stumps, 120 hangers and 13,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris that were deposited onto roads and rights of way throughout Floral park due to Hurricane Sandy.