SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Scarsdale will receive a refund of more than $250,000 for expenses incurred during recovery efforts following last year's Hurricane Irene, the Scarsdale Village Board of Trustees announced Tuesday.
More than a year ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the East Coast, with its intense wind and rain causing extensive damage to public and privately owned entities in the Village of Scarsdale.
In the aftermath of the storm, the Public Works Department, with the help of village fire and police personnel, as well as local volunteer firefighters worked diligently to tend to the immediate needs and safety of the community. In that process, a variety of materials were needed and countless hours of overtime were accrued by workers.
At the time, President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Westchester County, pledging funds for relief efforts. The village worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New York State Office of Emergency Management Office (NYSOEM) to identify expenses that could be reimbursed, including personnel hours, equipment and materials used to aid Scarsdale after the storm.
The Department of Public Works received $212,263.39 for storm recovery and clean-up efforts. The Police Department was awarded $5,208.91 and the Fire Department received $36,464.07 for its man hours and materials used during the storm. In all, the village received a total reimbursement of $253,936.37, which the Village Board formally accepted at the meeting.