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N. Hempstead gets $392G in storm aid

The Town of North Hempstead has received nearly $392,000 in federal and state disaster assistance funds related to the post-Christmas storm that dumped about 20 inches of snow across Long Island last year.

The state Office of Emergency Management awarded the town nearly $56,000, while the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded nearly $336,000, town records show.

The winter storm, on Dec. 26 and 27, snarled traffic, stranded Long Island Rail Road passengers and caused numerous delays at area airports. Carle Place, in North Hempstead, saw 18.1 inches of snow.

During cleanup efforts, North Hempstead used 100 employees to spread more than 1,600 tons of sand and salt, and used 80 pieces of equipment, such as sanders and dump trucks, the town said in a statement.


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