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Feds fund storm repairs for Edgewater, Whiskey Island marinas

12:50 PM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New federal resources have been awarded to Cuyahoga County for recovery projects following Hurricane Sandy's severe storms and flooding this past fall.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will receive $3,482,283.75 for supplies and labor to repair the piers and docks, water lines, and electrical damage at Edgewater Marina.

The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will receive $1,297,007.87 to repair multiple docks at Whiskey Island Marina.

"This FEMA disaster designation is the right decision for Cuyahoga County," Brown said. "This past fall's severe storms have left many Ohio families and small businesses hurting. This federal funding is critical to Ohio's economic recovery."

The FEMA Public Assistance program pays 75 percent of eligible costs. Funding is authorized under section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

Repairs at both Edgewater Marina and Whiskey Island Marina are under way, with projected completion of Edgewater Marina repairs by May 2014, and Whiskey Island Marina repairs in the next 4-5 weeks.

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