EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has pumped nearly $7 billion into New Jersey more than two years after Superstorm Sandy struck.

FEMA says the money has reimbursed municipalities for clearing debris, restored boardwalks and rebuilt critical facilities.

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FEMA says it approved nearly $423 million in payments to Sandy survivors and paid out more than $3.5 billion in flood insurance claims to policyholders whose homes were damaged or destroyed.

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Meanwhile, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey and Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand of New York will launch a Sandy task force on Tuesday. The panel will examine problems with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program that arose after Sandy and develop recommendations to correct them.

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