$815 MILLION FOR NEXT PHASE OF SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY FUNDING
New York State announced that Long Island is receiving $815 million in funding for several critical Superstorm Sandy recovery. These projects include rehabilitation of wastewater treatment plants, upgrading Long Islandís utility system, creating microgrids to meet energy needs, and strengthening vulnerable bridges to withstand future severe weather.
∑ Significantly upgrading Long Islandís utility system by allowing PSEG-Long Island to install a new outage management system and other improvements to identify power outages and restore power much faster.
∑ Strengthening several vulnerable bridges along the southern portion of the Meadowbrook Parkway and other areas which are close to water to ensure they are better protected in case another storm hits.
∑ Rehabilitation and Mitigation of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in Nassau County, which was heavily damaged during Superstorm.
The funding is in addition to the $451 million in housing awards which have been approved for Long Islanders whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, and the $444 million in reimbursement funding to Long Island municipalities for repairs and recovery services.
This money is another step forward in assistance being delivered to Long Island; so far more than 3,275 homeowners in Nassau County have been approved for $369 million in funding, and local governments on Long Island have received $444 million in reimbursement funding for repair and recovery services, including more than $316 million for Nassau County alone.