FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Town Announces Full Reimbursement on Superstorm Sandy Projects
Funding courtesy of FEMA and HUD
Westbury, Williston Park & East Williston among areas to receive signs
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that the Town of North Hempstead is now fully reimbursed for all completed projects related to Superstorm Sandy.
This news came after the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) announced last week that it would reimburse 10 percent of the Town’s Superstorm Sandy related costs with funding received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is in addition to the 90 percent already received by the Town from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The total cost of these completed projects was just under $21 million.
“This funding from our federal and state partners has allowed us to restore so many areas of our Town that were damaged during Superstorm Sandy without impacting our taxpayers,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “These projects are critical to improving the resiliency of our Town and keeping our residents and communities safe.”
The Town has more projects that are still scheduled for which they will apply for reimbursement. Since Superstorm Sandy, the Town has been approved for 33 projects from FEMA for a total of more than $41 million, with 2 projects still pending approval, and 1 more pending submission.
If you have any further questions on Superstorm Sandy related recovery projects, please call 311.