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$4.6 million to aid Nassau emergency readiness

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (March 19, 2012)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (March 19, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau will receive nearly $4.6 million in grants from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to prepare for the possibility of catastrophic or terroristic events, County Executive Edward Mangano announced Wednesday.

He said $2.35 million will come from the state Homeland Security Program, and $2.24 million will come from the Urban Area Security Initiative grant program to address everything from planning and training to mitigating and recovery efforts related to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

“These grants will help the county coordinate its efforts while developing a comprehensive plan,” Mangano said. “The reality of our world today is such that we must do everything possible to be proactive in relation to protecting our residents.”

County departments including the Office of Emergency Management, Police Department, Fire Commission, Correctional Center, Public Works, Health Department and Medical Examiner will share the two grants.


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