Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10M in Federal Sandy Relief Funds for Repair to Nassau County Buildings & Equipment

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County.

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FEMA funds will go towards Sandy-related repairs to Nassau County Buildings, including Bay Park Sewer Maintenance Building, Cow Meadow Park Building, Wantagh Park Community Center and more.

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Nassau County, NY - June 28, 2016 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County, which will reimburse the cost of Superstorm Sandy-related repairs for buildings and equipment. The funds also include hazard mitigation efforts.

“Buildings throughout Nassau County were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and in need of critical repairs,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer “These federal funds will not only help make Nassau County whole again but also make the county’s buildings stronger than before, without leaving local taxpayers on the hook for these expenses.”                                             

“I am pleased Long Island will get this federal funding from FEMA to help cover the cost of renovating buildings damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy was a wakeup call for the urgent need to invest in modern, updated infrastructure that keeps all New Yorkers more secure, and this critical funding will help ensure that local taxpayers aren’t left to foot the bill alone as recovery efforts continue. I will continue to fight for resources so we can rebuild even stronger and be ready for when the next storm hits.”

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, “I thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their continued partnership in strengthening Nassau County post-Superstorm Sandy

The FEMA funds will be provided to Nassau County Public Works to cover the eligible costs related to the replacement of Bay Park Laboratory and the Bay Park Construction Administration Building. It also includes repairs to the Cow Meadow Park Buildings, Wantagh Park/Community Center Yacht Club, Bay Park Sewer/Road Maintenance Building, Inwood Park Shoreline and Maintenance Garage, and the Nassau County Police Department Marine Bureau Building.  The project also addresses the replacement of hazmat vehicles, contents, and equipment damaged by floodwaters at facilities throughout the County.  The Applicant identified alternate scopes for replacement vehicles and equipment for Sites 4 and 5 and for repairs to the Bay Park Maintenance Building at Site 10.