Senators Announce $11.8 M in FEMA Sandy Recovery Funding

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker have announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded New Jersey a combined $11.8 million in federal grants to help the Garden State on its road to recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

The announced funding will provide $4.6 million to the Department of Environmental Protection to repair the South Absecon Inlet Jetty, which was damaged in Superstorm Sandy.

“These grant awards are important to keep New Jersey on the path to recovery from damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy,” Menendez said. “I will continue to fight for federal funding that is necessary for our state to rebuild and recover so that it may come back better and stronger from after the storm.”

“This funding reinforces the federal government’s commitment to working with our local partners in ensuring New Jersey communities are rebuilt stronger, more resilient and better prepared for future disasters,” added Booker.

In 2013, the President signed the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill into law, bringing the total Sandy aid enacted by Congress to $60.2 billion.

The funding package included federal aid to help homeowners, businesses and communities recover and resources to rebuild coastal, transportation and water infrastructure.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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