While the local political battle rages over Rye Playland, FEMA has awarded $5 Million clams to make repairs from Superstorm Sandy damage:
Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is pleased to announce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $5 million in funds to Westchester County to repair areas in Rye Playland damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The allocation includes $1,683,346.50 for repairs to the North Boardwalk, and an additional $3,404,703.65 in funding for permanent work on other areas of the park that were damaged during the storm.
“As the warm weather approaches families from all over will be planning their trips to Rye Playland, and we want to do everything we can to make sure the park is in tip-top shape,” Congressman Engel said. “The toll Superstorm Sandy took on the Sound Shore region was devastating, but we are continuing to rebuild. These federal funds for Playland repairs are indicative of our commitment to that rebuilding process. I am thankful Westchester County was awarded this allocation, and I am certain it will go a long way toward fixing lingering storm damage in the park.
“Playland is a magical place, and I am fortunate to have it as part of my Congressional District.”