NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $9,218,987 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to support two Superstorm Sandy-related repair and mitigation projects in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
“This vital federal funding will help bring our state one step closer to full recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the Jersey Shore over eight years ago,” said Sen. Menendez. “It’s absolutely critical that we continue investing in resiliency and mitigation projects so that New Jersey’s families, businesses and communities are better prepared and can withstand future natural disasters.”
“More than eight years ago, communities along the Jersey Shore like Brick and Monmouth Beach suffered devastating impacts from Superstorm Sandy, which highlighted our state’s vulnerability and aging infrastructure,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will help New Jersey communities continue critical projects that aim to strengthen and enhance resiliency in the face of future extreme weather events.”
Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority, located in Monmouth Beach, was awarded $8,082,119.48 to repair the main pumping station that was damaged due to the storm’s high winds and heavy floods.
Brick Township was awarded $1,136,867.72 to make repairs at Trader’s Cove Marina. The storm’s winds and 14-foot high waves destroyed 21 docks at the marina and an electrical shed that housed the transformer and other electrical components. The grant represents the final installment of federal funding to complete all the repairs and mitigation work at the marina.