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Harrison Receives $370,000 From FEMA For Sandy Cleanup

Harrison has received a $370,000 grant from FEMA to help cover the cost of the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.
Harrison has received a $370,000 grant from FEMA to help cover the cost of the Hurricane Sandy cleanup. Photo Credit: Jon Coniglio

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison will receive a $370,000 grant from FEMA to cover the cost of debris removal after Hurricane Sandy.

"Harrison is very happy to receive FEMA's payment,” said Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont. “It's nice to know that FEMA recognizes how diligent Harrison was in cleaning up the debris resulting from Hurricane Sandy."

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

“Federal aid has been absolutely essential as our communities recover and rebuild from Superstorm Sandy,” said Lowey. “Responding to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy across Westchester and Rockland Counties, including in Harrison, has placed huge burdens on the budgets of counties, towns and villages. I am so pleased that Harrison will receive this critical federal assistance, which will help Harrison with the cost of its Sandy response.”

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