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Mantoloking Gets $1.75 Million FEMA Grant

The money will be used for the demolition, loading, hauling, disposal and monitoring of private property debris removal as a result of Hurricane Sandy. By Patch Staff

Mantoloking, after the hurricane struck
Mantoloking, after the hurricane struck

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded a grant of $1,750,685.63 to Mantolokingaccording to Rep. Jon Runyan, R-Ocean.

The money will be used for the demolition, loading, hauling, disposal and monitoring of private property debris removal as a result of Hurricane Sandy.   

“Immediately following Superstorm Sandy, I saw first-hand the destruction and damage in Mantoloking, and it was without a doubt one of the hardest hit towns,” said Runyan.  “These funds, which focus on debris removal, will ensure that Mantoloking has the resources it needs to be made whole again.”

Runyan said he remains focused on ensuring that coastal communities receive the funds necessary to help them recover and rebuild.

Mantoloking, which was among the towns that suffered the most severe damage caused by the storm, now joins a list of several other towns that have received FEMA assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. 

jay g July 06, 2013 at 12:51 PM
now only if they could agree on the dunes... because if they do not... i would feel no pity for them next time...
disgusted homeowner July 06, 2013 at 07:24 PM
I thought i heard early on after Sandy that FEMA only helps with aid for your primary residence, not vacation homes. Since most of Mantoloking is vacation/secondary homes, how are they getting this aid?????????????????????
disgusted homeowner July 06, 2013 at 07:26 PM
So many dispaced residents in Ortley Beach have been fighting for literally crumbs in terms of aid and getting nowhere, and the rich folks of Mantoloking are getting aid before Ortley????????? Somethings smells and it ain't fish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KC July 06, 2013 at 10:46 PM
"Disgusted Homeowner" you have a real point there.
Sharkey-Images July 07, 2013 at 08:39 AM
Although Mantoloking suffered some major damage, I disagree with the statement that they suffered the most. In my opinion, most effected homes that were damaged were in Brick which owns the title of the most waterfront properties in the state, and Toms River which includes Ortley Beach and several other parts of the barrier island. Sure Mantoloking had the highest property values, but how many homes were actually lost compared to the other areas? I too would like to know how this grant money will not be spent on secondary home debris removal, while others have to pay for it themselves....

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