March 29, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $100 Million For Flooding And Disaster Management Projects On Long Island

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $106,102,329 in federal funding for emergency and disaster prevention projects on Long Island. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help safeguard our communities from natural disasters and better prepare for future flooding and severe storms in the town of Long Beach, West Islip, and Nassau County.  

“I was proud to fight for and deliver this substantial federal investment to provide Long Beach, West Islip and Nassau County with the resources required to better weather the next storm. These funds will fortify Good Samaritan Hospital and bolster the ecosystem around the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant – defending against storms with stronger infrastructure and nature-based solutions,” said Senator Schumer. “I’ll continue to fight for federal funds like these to give Long Island residents peace of mind knowing their community is better protected against future weather events.”

“We must continue investing in disaster mitigation projects to keep Long Island safe and prepare for the next emergency,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will establish systems to protect against flooding, storm surge, and power outages in medical centers. I will always fight for these safety measures so when the next storm hits, New York is better prepared.” 

The City of Long Beach received $13,500,068 for flood protection projects that will design and create critical utility lines along the northern shore of the City of Long Beach.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (GSHMC) received $20,777,930 to 1) install emergency electric generators at GSHMC to create a centralized system and 2) redesign the perimeter floodwall to independently protect the Medical Center buildings located north of Baxter Pavilion from flooding. 

The Nassau County Western Bays Resiliency Project received $71,824,331 to reduce the discharge of nitrogen into the Reynolds Channel and Long Island’s Western Bays. Overtime, this will reduce discharge from Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) into the Channel and will help stop the degradation and loss of natural systems that protect from waves and storm surge.

Funding Recipients Listed Below: 

Recipient

Town

County

Type of Grant

Amount

Long Beach - Flood Protection

Long Beach

Nassau

HM

$13,500,068

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center - Emergency Electric Generators at GSHMC

West Islip

Suffolk

HM

$14,433,329

Good Samaritan - Flood Mitigation at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip

Suffolk

HM

$6,344,601

Nassau County - Western Bays Resiliency Initiative

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Nassau

HM

$71,824,331