New York State will provide about $144 million to municipalities in Nassau and Suffolk counties to fund superstorm Sandy repair costs not covered by the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday.
The October 2012 storm, which damaged area roadways, bridges, hospitals and government buildings, cost governments in the two counties about $1.4 billion, primarily in Nassau, where the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant will cost more than $800 million to repair and rebuild.
Under federal rules, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse 90 percent of the costs, with municipalities responsible for the final 10 percent.
Cuomo said the state will use about $175 million in funds from the federal Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief program to cover...| read more ››