Menendez, Booker Announce $7.2M in Federal Funding to Make Sandy Repairs in Middlesex County

Menendez, Booker Announce $7.2M in Federal Funding to Make Sandy Repairs in Middlesex County

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a total of $7,226,377.87 to repair damage in Carteret and Woodbridge as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The Carteret Housing Authority was awarded $1,944,531.44 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair damages to its public housing building.  The Middlesex County Utilities Authority was granted $5,281,846.43 to repair the Edison Pump Station, located in Woodbridge, and to mitigate against future flooding.

“Ensuring New Jersey families have safe and livable housing, along with clean drinking water is a top priority of mine,” said Sen. Menendez. “This federal funding will not only repair damages to vital infrastructure caused by Superstorm Sandy, but it will also make them stronger and more resilient for when the next severe storm batters our state. These mitigation efforts will ultimately protect the lives of families and communities caused by future natural disasters.”

“Hurricane Sandy underscored the critical importance of investing in the strength and resiliency of New Jersey communities and the need to mitigate against future disasters,” said Sen. Booker.  “While we have made progress in the last five years, we still have work to do, and federal investments like this are vital to ensuring the safety of our families.”

 In 2013, President Obama signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law, bringing the total Sandy aid enacted by Congress to $60.2 billion. The funding package, which Sen. Menendez helped lead to passage, included federal aid to help homeowners, businesses, and communities recover and resources to rebuild coastal, transportation, and water infrastructure.

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