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Rye Brook Receives $328,028 From FEMA For Sandy Cleanup

The Village of Rye Brook received a grant from FEMA to help pay for the cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Village of Rye Brook received a grant from FEMA to help pay for the cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Katherine Briganti

RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- Rye Brook will receive $323,028 from FEMA to pay for debris removal and cleanup following Hurricane Sandy.

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced the grant Monday. The grant comes from FEMA's Public Assistance program, which reimburses state, tribal and local governments for the cost of emergency responses. The funds are provided by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, a bill passed in January by Congress to help states affected by Hurricane Sandy.

"The Village of Rye Brook appreciates the support received from FEMA and our federal representatives in approving reimbursement of funds incurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  This disaster had a significant impact on the Rye Brook community, and these funds will go a long way to offset the financial impact of this terrible storm,” said Rye Brook Mayor Paul Rosenberg. “As always, we appreciate Congresswoman Lowey’s efforts in helping Rye Brook receive these funds.”

“Responding to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy placed tremendous financial burdens on local governments. Along with helping homeowners and businesses get back on their feet, federal recovery aid has also helped address the serious financial cost of Sandy response and cleanup for local governments in the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Lowey. “That’s why it is such welcome news that Rye Brook will receive this badly-needed federal support.”

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