U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced $1,007,533 in federal funding to repair the Harbor Hills Park that incurred severe damages during Superstorm Sandy. The park posed a serious threat to public health and safety after undergoing strong winds, heavy rain, and up to eight feet of storm surge. This funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help return Harbor Hills Park to its pre-disaster condition and protect from future natural disasters.
“Harbor Hills Park in Great Neck suffered tremendous damage from Superstorm Sandy. With these funds, North Hempstead will be able to repair the park, a treasured neighborhood recreational space,” Senator Schumer said. “We have been fighting tooth and nail to build stronger and more resilient communities in the aftermath of Sandy by delivering federal dollars such as these. I’ll continue to fight for federal funds to give Long Island residents peace of mind knowing their community is better protected against future weather events exacerbated by climate change.”
“Almost a decade after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York communities, many towns are still recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in our state’s history,” Senator Gillibrand said. “This funding will support the Town of North Hempstead in repairing remaining storm damage in Harbor Hills Park, so that it can be fully restored and enjoyed by residents and visitors for years to come.”
The Town of North Hempstead was awarded $1,007,533.80 in federal funding for repairs to Harbor Hills Park in order to restore the park back to its pre-disaster condition under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
—Submitted by the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand