NEW: RI Gets $15M for Sandy-Related Road Repair
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline all heralded the news.
“These federal funds will help RIDOT make necessary repairs and rebuild roads that were damaged by Sandy,” the group said.
The package comes as part of the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental Appropriations bill and increases the total money given by Congress to $60.4 billion. The funding package included federal aid to help homeowners, business, and communities recover, and resources to rebuild coastal, transportation, and clean water infrastructure.
According to estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Rhode Islanders have submitted over 1,000 claims of storm damage as a result of Sandy and has already received over $14.9 million from FEMA to close roughly 40 percent of all flood claims.
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