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U.S. Senators Menendez, Booker announce $6.2M to support New Jersey’s severe weather response

NEW JERSEY – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) Tuesday announced a combined $6,233,476.67 to support the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Englewood for services provided to protect residents during severe weather storms.

“I applaud our state and local response for providing much-needed shelter to residents and keeping our roadways clear during and after these storms,” Menendez said. “As severe weather events become more frequent, it’s critical that municipalities and state and local agencies have the funding and resources to quickly, effectively, and efficiently respond and keep residents safe.”

“We must continue to invest resources toward recovery efforts in communities affected by natural disasters and severe weather,” Booker said. “From personnel expenses to emergency housing, the cost of New Jersey’s response to natural disasters is significant. I am grateful for these federal reimbursements to communities who stepped up to help protect New Jerseyans.”

The New Jersey Department of Transportation was awarded $4,608,551.87 for costs incurred for snow removal, salting, and other services throughout Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties during a severe winter storm early last year.

Englewood was awarded $1,624,924.80 for providing sheltering for residents at four hotels during and after Hurricane Ida swept through the state in September 2021.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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