Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pallone Statement to Mark Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. released the following statement today on the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall on the New Jersey coastline. Earlier today, Pallone joined with New Jersey Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker for a roundtable in Union Beach with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro:

“As we look back on the two years since Hurricane Sandy changed the lives of so many in New Jersey, I am filled with hope but also focused on how there is so much more work to be done to achieve a full recovery.

From my first moments on the ground touring the damage Sandy wrought in New Jersey, I have remained committed to helping our communities rebuild and better prepare for future storms like Sandy. But I know that hundreds of residents in my Congressional district are still struggling to rebuild their homes, while towns are facing issues finding the funding to rebuild local infrastructure.

We are making progress, but the recovery is not happening as quickly and efficiently as it should be. I am encouraged to see that many of our beaches have been replenished with Sandy aid money and homes up and down the coast are being repaired and rebuilt, but more remains to be done.”

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