FEMA to fund hurricane damage repairs at Kensico Reservoir

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide just under $1.3 million to repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“It is not enough to simply rebuild and repair; we must also prepare ourselves for the next storm and the next potential flood,” said US Senator Charles Schumer. “That’s exactly what this federal grant will do by helping ensure this reservoir is fully restored and strengthened in order to protect against the next storm.           
“These federal funds will allow New York City to move forward with critical water infrastructure renovations at Kensico Reservoir,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Our communities still feel the devastating efforts of Superstorm Sandy; these funds are an essential investment towards building necessary safeguards for when the next storm hits to help maintain water quality and ensure residents have safe drinking water.”