Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million in Federal Funding for the Nassau County Police Dept After Superstorm Sandy

May 16, 2013

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the Nassau County Police Department was awarded over $3,423,420 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for emergency protective measures in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“Nassau County Police put their lives on the line to take care of residents in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” said Schumer. “This funding for emergency protective measures is critical in making sure that residents of Nassau County are not on the hook entirely for these expenses. Thank you to the police officers of Nassau County who worked around the clock to ensure the safety of their community.”

“Nassau County suffered severe damage and the Nassau County police officers and first responders worked tirelessly around the clock keeping New Yorkers safe in the aftermath of the storm,” said Gillibrand. “This necessary reimbursement is a critical step forward as we continue to meet Long Island’s needs to recover and rebuild.”

After Superstorm Sandy, the Nassau County Police Department deployed personnel and vehicles from its eight precincts to assist with evacuations, conduct patrols to identify and address public hazards, respond to calls for assistance from residents, perform traffic control activities, clear debris for emergency vehicle access and other emergency safety duties.