PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — $120 million. That’s the amount of money Pennsylvania is set to receive from the feds to help rebuild after Hurricane Ida left behind devastation last summer.
The owner of Pizzeria L’Angolo on Main Street in Manayunk says it took four months and $30,000 of his own money to reopen after flooding and damage left by Hurricane Ida.READ MORE: Former Giants CB James Bradberry Agrees To Terms On 1-Year Deal With Philadelphia Eagles
“Inside it was about 6 foot. It was right here right on top of the oven. I’ve never seen it like this, I’ve been in Manayunk for long time,” owner Guido Abbate said.
Eyewitness News was there back in September, finding much of Manayunk underwater.
The Vine Street Expressway filled like a bathtub.
“It was the worst I’ve ever seen,” Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said.READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To Call
Casey was in Philadelphia shortly after the flooding. But now, six months later, financial relief is finally on its way.
Casey says the City of Philadelphia alone is set to receive $98 million from HUD for Hurricane Ida disaster relief. Other areas in Pennsylvania will also receive millions in federal tax money.
“It’s meant to give communities the option to use these dollars to rebuild and to put a stronger foundation down,” Casey said.
“Thank God we have good customers, very supportive of us. So we’ll be back in business like normal. Actually, it’s better now than before,” Abbate said.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Acting AG Matthew J. Platkin To Make Law Enforcement Announcement
The pizzeria owner says he plans to stay in Manayunk and hopes the area doesn’t see flooding as bad as Ida.