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Bellport receives FEMA funds for Irene

The Bellport Village Marina on Bellport Bay is

The Bellport Village Marina on Bellport Bay is home to dozens of vessels owned by village residents. (July 27, 2011) Credit: Carl Corry

Bellport Village received its first installment of FEMA funds two weeks ago after Tropical Storm Irene hit its shores last August.

The village was allotted about $150,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for debris and destruction; $11,000 was disbursed in the first installment.

Coastal areas such as the Bellport marina — including bulkheads and a groin, a low seawall — experienced the most damage.

Mayor William Veitch said the village has asked for an additional $50,000 to cover money paid to the Town of Brookhaven to repair the marina area.

“We’ll just have to stay on top of them — be the squeaky wheel that gets it done,” Veitch said.

Above: Bellport Village Marina


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