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SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL AID, FEMA GRANTS SI’S REQUEST

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL AID, FEMA GRANTS SI’S REQUEST
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SCHUMER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL AID ON ITS WAY, FEMA GRANTS SI’S REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING AFTER MARCH’S DEVASTATING STORM


FEMA Agrees to Reimburse Richmond County After March Storm Slammed Area


Local Clean-Up Budgets Already Stretched to the Max After Record Snow Storms This Winter



Federal Aid Comes in the Form of Reimbursements for Local Emergency Officials



U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Richmond County’s federal disaster aid for the March nor’easter that walloped the area. Local officials said that the mid-March wind and rain storm caused millions of dollars in damages. The federal aid comes in the forms of reimbursements for local emergency officials, whose budgets were already stretched to the max after record breaking snow storms this winter. Last month, Schumer pushed for this declaration.



“Staten Island was hit with a major wind and rain storm that brought a great deal of damage and exhausted local resources,” said Schumer. “But thankfully, FEMA heard our calls for action, and has approved federal disaster aid so the communities across Staten Island can get back on their feet.”



To obtain federal assistance for municipal infrastructure damage, the threshold is $2.9 million in losses. The state as a whole must document $25 million in losses. Richmond County met this threshold, and the state suffered at least $50 million worth of damage from the storm. This aid will prevent local taxpayers from having to pick up the tab for the rebuilding efforts.



The public assistance disaster relief being provided by FEMA enables municipalities to be reimbursed by the federal government for costs associated with debris removal, emergency response efforts, and restoration of public infrastructure such as roads and parks.
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