New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2014 -- NYU Langone Medical Center, which incurred the wrath of Hurricane Sandy and suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, received a major financial boost from the federal government Tuesday to pay for its recovery and protect it from future storms.
FEMA authorized $1.13 billion for Hurricane Sandy-related repair work and mitigation that has already been completed or is in the planning stages. Sen. Charles Schumer, who announced the funding, said this is the second largest amount dispensed in FEMA's history.
"NYU Hospital is a critical nonprofit institution that sustained massive damage in Hurricane Sandy, and this award will enable them to fully recover and provide world-class health care to countless New Yorkers," he said in a statement.
About $540 million of the money will go for repairs to fix mechanical damage, the building's management systems, fire alarms, the fire protection system and other areas while $589 million will go for flood mitigation construction such as exterior flood doors, reinforced walls, and pumps. The hospital lost power and had to quickly evacuate its staff and patients during the Oct. 29, 2012, storm after it was flooded. It reopened its emergency room in April.
If you are among the hundreds of types of business that can support the FEMA mission, please check your status to determine your eligibility or enroll immediately to participate in the Federal Sandy Aid program at http://www.femacontractregistration.com or call (866)310-4257 to talk to a FEMA Contract Registration Specialist.
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