By Dan Wing
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) – Hundreds of residents of Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ, who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, attended a town meeting Friday night that featured a question and answer session with officials from FEMA.
Many officials from FEMA gave an official overview of the process of rebuilding some hard hit areas of the township, before opening up the floor to frustrated residents, some wondering how they could afford to rebuild their homes, and also elevate them to meet new flood map standards.
Many also seemed confused on how to get the process started saying they’re receiving mixed signals from FEMA and Township officials.
Overall, New Jersey officials say government entities in the state have been approved for $14.2 million in federal money for three major repairs related to Superstorm Sandy.
The state announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the money.
The largest grant is $11.2 million for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission to reimburse repairs that cost $14.9 million.
The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is to get $1.9 million from FEMA toward a $2.6 million expense to clean 63,000 cubic yards of debris from state parks.
The Middlesex County Utilities Authority is getting $1.1 million in federal money to help pay for $1.5 million in repairs in its Sayreville pump station.
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