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FEMA reimburses Ridgewood $830,000 for Hurricane Irene, Sandy repairs
December 11, 2014 Last updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:18 PM
By Laura Herzog
Staff Writer |
The Ridgewood News
Ridgewood has received a total of $1.2 million from the federal government in reimbursement for emergency damage and other costs of past large-scale storms.
The village received a few big checks – totaling more than $830,000 – in the past two weeks.
According to Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently provided Ridgewood with checks for Hurricane Irene and Sandy, respectively, amounting to $448,500 and $382,900.
The $382,900 check came in last Friday, Sonenfeld said this week.
“We have not collected all of the FEMA monies, but we have collected the preponderant amount of it,” Sonenfeld said in an email on Tuesday. “We still have some close-out activity that must be done for Sandy and Irene; we are also waiting for monies for the Halloween Nor’easter.”
Ridgewood has received approximately $1.168 million for all three storms.
According to Sonenfeld, these reimbursements include operating expenses, like “staff expenses that were incurred for removal of trees, cleaning up of roads, managing street closures and managing traffic.”
But the majority of the funding reflects “capital expenditures,” she said.