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By Office of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg | December 17th, 2012 - 1:21pm
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WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funding to reimburse the agency for preventative measures taken before Superstorm Sandy and emergency response efforts after the storm.

“New Jersey workers acted quickly to prepare and protect communities when Superstorm Sandy hit, and this federal funding will help ease the costs that were incurred,” said Lautenberg, the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds FEMA. “This federal funding is a start, but there is a lot more to do. We are committed to quickly passing a strong disaster aid bill in the Senate to make New Jersey whole again and rebuild so that our state is even stronger and better prepared for the next storm.”

“Before Superstorm Sandy reached our shore, New Jersey’s public employees acted to help protect local communities from harm – and swiftly worked to help residents and communities in its immediate aftermath,” said Senator Menendez. “We expect our government to act without hesitation during a emergency and I’m pleased this federal funding will reduce the cost burden on our state for doing just that.”

Before Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, NJDEP employees took significant preventative measures to protect local communities from potential hazards, including removing potential flying debris, warning communities of storm-related safety concerns, and installing sandbags and sealed windows and doors at state facilities. After the storm, officials helped residents make emergency repairs to their homes, remove downed power lines, and restore electricity throughout the state.

Senators Lautenberg and Menendez are working to ensure that New Jersey’s residents, businesses and communities have the federal resources they need to rebuild. On Wednesday, Senator Lautenberg announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled a $60.4 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill in response to Superstorm Sandy. The legislation includes federal resources to rebuild and improve New Jersey’s beaches and transit system; repair roads, bridges, and infrastructure; and help residents, homeowners, businesses, and local governments recover. The bill is expected to be considered by the Senate next week.

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Lautenberg Press Office 202-224-3224

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