As the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Thursday that the City of White Plains has been awarded $1,216,140.19 in Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) funding
The grant will reimburse the city for the cost of debris removal in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and is expected to help prevent storm-related tax increases.
“Sandy wreaked havoc in neighborhoods in White Plains and required the city to mount a significant cleanup effort,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “This reimbursement for the debris cleanup will help reduce the financial burden from Sandy on the city and its taxpayers. I am pleased that this much-needed federal funding is being made available.”
“The City of White Plains is fortunate to have a Federal delegation that works tirelessly on our behalf. Congresswoman Lowey’s assistance in securing this funding from FEMA has been essential to White Plains,” said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. “This funding significantly lessens the clean-up costs the City incurred as a result of Superstorm Sandy.”
Debris removal after Sandy by the City of White Plains included cleanup of stumps, branches and downed trees blocking roads and waterways.