Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced that FEMA has approved $12,979,000 in reimbursements to six New Jersey towns for costs related to work performed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to clear disaster-generated debris. Strong winds generated by Sandy deposited vegetative, construction, and demolition debris throughout these communities, requiring immediate removal to mitigate the threat posed to lives, public health and safety.
Taken together, the debris removal projects across these six municipalities resulted in the clearance of 333,922 cubic-yards of disaster-generated debris. The recipient municipalities, total project cost, and FEMA reimbursement totals under the public assistance program are as follows:
Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.
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