Marlboro Receives $1.6 Million in Sandy Relief Funds
FEMA will reimburse Marlboro for debris cleanup and emergency management during and after Hurricane Sandy.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg announced today that Marlboro Township will be reimbursed through FEMA money to the tune of more than $1.6 million.
Marlboro estimated its cleanup costs at more than $1 million shortly after the storm. Today, estimated costs reach $2.2 million.
The costs also come from township employee overtime payments, including in the police department and public works department.
Lautenberg also announced funding for Belmar and the NJ Office of Emergency Management. Wednesday's funding appropriations totaled $9.2 million.
“These federal grants are an important start, and now more than $60 billion in emergency federal recovery aid has been signed into law, New Jersey and the region will be able to move more quickly in rebuilding and preparing for the next storm," Lautenberg said in a news release.
The federal government has approve $60.2 billion in Sandy relief funds.
"The removal of debris from our communities is one of the ways our residents psychologically recover and return to a sense of normalcy in their everyday lives after the storm," said Governor Chris Christie in a news release.