Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced that FEMA has approved over $5 million in reimbursements to the New Jersey towns of Brick and Freehold for costs related to work performed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In Brick, prolonged storm surge, severe flooding, downed trees, mounds of sand on streets, and widespread power outages lasted three weeks or more and caused major health and safety issues in Brick Township. Town offices were closed for a week and the Brick Township Municipal Authorities experienced a disruption of service to all 26 sewer pumping stations it runs.
The Township of Freehold was reimbursed for its use of cross-department personnel – police, public works, and sewage plant – as well as purchases and rented material costs associated with emergency protective measures taken in response to Hurricane Sandy, including patrol of the community, securing evacuated areas, and conducting rescues, among other duties.
The recipient local governments, total project cost, and FEMA reimbursement totals 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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