Pallone Announces $1 Million to New Brunswick
New Brunswick – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced a $1,066,166 grant to New Brunswick for costs related to search and rescue operations, evacuations, and securing temporary facilities needed as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
“Communities were required to front unanticipated costs to keep residents safe before and after the storm, but they shouldn’t have to bear the entire burden of the cost,” said Pallone. “It’s been almost six months since Sandy hit, but communities and cities are far from fully recovered. I know that this funding will go a long way for New Brunswick.”
A state of emergency was declared in New Brunswick when Superstorm Sandy hit in October of last year. Mandatory evacuations were issued for parts of the city, and temporary shelter was created for displaced residents. This grant, issued through FEMA, also covers cost for debris removal on critical roadways and emergency generators used at water and wastewater pumping stations. The federal funding will contribute to the additional police and firefighters needed to provide security at damaged facilities and shelters and to provide traffic control where signals and signs were damaged.