$37 Million Worth of Flood Aid Slated for LaGuardia Airport

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Andrew Cuomo announced that LaGuardia Airport will receive about $37,000,000 for five different projects that protect against flooding, CBS reports. Hurricane Sandy flooded the airport with 100 million gallons of seawater, closing it for three days and canceling a total of 3,300 flights. The money will go toward projects like installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains, replacing generators and rehabbing the airport’s power distribution grid. The majority of funding — about $28,000,000 — will come from a disaster mitigation and recovery award from the federal government.

LaGuardia Airport To Get $37M In Anti-Flood Aid [CBS]

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