King and Mangano Welcome FEMA Decision to Take Leading Role to Restore Power to Long Island Residents Devastated by Hurricane Sandy
November 14, 2012
FEMA will begin taking proactive measures to get individuals affected by the hurricane back into their homes with power restored
Washington, D.C. – Following their request for assistance from the Obama Administration, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano welcomed today’s FEMA decision to take a substantially more active role in restoring power to Long Island residents devastated by Hurricane Sandy:
King said: “As I urged President Obama last week, the Federal government needs to take all necessary steps to assist Long Island residents who have been displaced by the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.
“Today, FEMA announced that it will begin taking proactive measures to get individuals affected by the hurricane back into their homes with power restored. Using FEMA public assistance funds, the agency will work with the State of New York and affected counties to conduct safety assessments and make necessary home repairs in order to immediately reconnect residents to the power grid.
I am pleased the Obama Administration listened to the urgent needs of the victims of Hurricane Sandy and stepped in to fill the void left by the Long Island Power Authority.”
Mangano said: "I thank Congressman King for being a strong voice in bringing much needed assistance to the residents of Nassau County."
Note: On Friday, Chairman King called on the Obama Administration to take the lead role in restoring power to the areas of Long Island devastated by Sandy in the wake of the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) failure to do so.
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