In the past few weeks, Middle Township received 10 checks totaling over a half a million dollars for storm related expenses that Middle Township incurred during the November 2009 Nor’easter, the February 2010 Snowstorms and the March 2010 rain event. FEMA reimburses municipalities at 75% of costs for storm related expenses if there is a Presidential Declaration declaring a State of Emergency. “We have a great working relationship with the local County Emergency Management Office, the State Police and all of the FEMA representatives. The paperwork can be a difficult process but we all worked together in getting the necessary information required. This reimbursement is great news for our taxpayers,” stated Mayor DeLanzo.
The FEMA reimbursement was for police overtime and emergency protective measures, shelter costs, debris removal, snow removal and repair of drainage infrastructure.