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NEW: RI Gets $15M for Sandy-Related Road Repair

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

 

One week after it was announced that Rhode Island will receive $3.2 million in federal funds to assist in recovery efforts following last October’s Superstorm Sandy, the Ocean State is slated to get another large influx of funds, this time courtesy of a $15 million package for infrastructure and road repair.

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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