Lavallette Receives $1.5 Million Assistance Following Sandy

Funding will help Lavallette repay for emergency work done following Hurricane Sandy.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has approved a Public Assistance project of $1.5 million to reimburse Lavallette for emergency protective measures performed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the governor's office announced Friday afternoon.

The funding, of which FEMA will provide $1.1 million of the total cost, will cover emergency costs incurred by police, public works employees and electrical contractors who worked to protect and evacuate members of the public. According to a release, this includes the erecting and manning of barricades, clearing and reconnecting downed power lines, removing debris, and maintaining and repairing water, sewer and electrical lines.

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program that reimburses local and county governments, as well as certain nonprofit organizations, for their eligible disaster costs, including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair.

The program is administered by the State.

Jim January 19, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Wish you all the best.
Your Worst Nightmare January 19, 2013 at 06:28 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the residents and businesses for a speedy rebuilding process.
TomsBoy January 19, 2013 at 04:41 PM
The disaster relief team from the Town of Lavalette should all be singled out for praise. It is another time in our history that "so many owe so much to so few". In my view a study should be made of the Towns and how they faired during the emergency. The studies mandate should be to develope a master plan to deal with shore related disasters. The Plan should be draw up so that each Town can work together. The focus of the plan is to mitigate the loss of life, property and a sensible plan of return to normal conditions.                                                                               
Av January 20, 2013 at 12:32 AM
And pound some beers!!!
Michael Capo January 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Lavallette is the classic example of a town run by intelligent, caring, effective managers who are responsive to their citizens. Congratulations and best wishes to Lavallette. At the other end of the town government spectrum is of course Ortley Beach/Toms River.


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