Holt Announces $2.1 Million in Federal Aid for Hopewell Township’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2.15 million to reimburse Hopewell Township for expenses incurred in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
“These funds help demonstrate the continued commitment of all Americans to help Hopewell Township recover from Hurricane Sandy, and I look forward to seeing similar help provided to other Central New Jersey governments that incurred costs in the storm,” Holt said.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hopewell Township hired contractors to aid in debris cleanup, including removing fallen trees and broken tree limbs. The FEMA award reimburses the township for 75 percent of the cleanup costs incurred.
FEMA obligates disaster relief reimbursement funds directly to the state of New Jersey. Following New Jersey’s state review process, the funds will be provided to Hopewell Township.
The award was made possible under the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in January and was signed into law by President Obama.
Shouldn’t the federal aid go to the Jersey shore where so many were flooded without insurance coverage? Mercer County sustained only wind damage. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover you if a tree hits your house, you need to change insurance companies. I don’t understand this at all.
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