Borough Gets Nearly $32K in Reimbursement for Hurricane Irene Expenses

The money was disbursed by the Camden County Office of Emergency Management.

Camden County submitted the following news release: 

The Camden County Office of Emergency Management has coordinated the reimbursement of $1,303,329 in expenses to date that were incurred across Camden County due to Hurricane Irene. The August 2011 storm was one of the costliest hurricanes on record in the Northeastern United States.

“Camden County submitted a Public Assistance Reimbursement Application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on behalf of the county, municipalities, government agencies and healthcare providers,” said Freeholder Rodney Greco, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Safety. “We expect to receive confirmation of additional reimbursements in the near future that bring the total even higher.”  

Camden County OEM personnel coordinated and worked with its local counterparts to apply for the funds from the federal government. This application and the compensation would not have come to fruition and been successful if strong partnerships were not in place amongst all levels of government.      

“The FEMA funds are a great benefit to municipalities that were faced with emergency expenditures for which they had not budgeted,” said Greco.  “I commend all those involved in the application process that successfully provided relief to Camden County.” 

Camden County government’s reimbursement alone is $348,638.  Funding in the amount of $235,162 covered salaries and overtime for employees of the Public Safety and Public Works Departments, and $113,476 went toward labor, equipment and dam repairs for the Parks Department.

Municipal Reimbursements  

Audubon $7,964.03

Barrington $28,693.55

Bellmawr $31,560.21


Berlin $24,617.16

B.O.E. $ 1,234.27

Total: $25,851.43

Berlin Township $21,580.36

Brooklawn $2,892.60

Camden $40,852.06

Cherry Hill $167,119.33

Fire Department $28,115.05

Public Schools $ 13,445.25

Total: $208,679.63

Chesilhurst $3,018.50

Clementon $5,644.09

Collingswood $31,839.28

Gibbsboro $1,827.56

Gloucester City $26,637.19

Gloucester Township $69,184.72

Haddon Township $59,177.84

Haddonfield $43,772.98

Haddon Heights $17,491.98

Hi-Nella $2,810.75

Laurel Springs $5,543.63

Lindenwold $26,746.93

Fire District $ 4,374.45

Total: $31,121.38

Magnolia $3,349.22

Mt. Ephraim $42,772.65

Oaklyn $6,337.71

Pennsauken $26,272.10

Sewerage Authority $24,646.31

Total: $50,918.41

Pine Hill $9,695.31

Runnemede $10,866.67

Somerdale $3,953.56

Stratford $11,212.29

Voorhees $24,775.88

Waterford $9,276.59

Municipal Total: $839,302.06

Other Reimbursements 
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority $16,072.84 
Delaware River Port Authority $79,729.01
Berlin Inter Community Ambulance Association $1,283.43
Kennedy Health System $18,303.34
Total: $115,388.62

Future Old Angry Italian Guy March 01, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Since my arrival to NJ in 7/2004, the Cooper River area of Collingswood from Rt 130 up South Park Ave. has severely overflowed its banks four times. There are areas that flood with a few inches of rain. The CCPD is to blame for most of the nature and property damage. The trunks of trees are decayed and rotted due to their constant standing in wet, flooded, and boggy soil. They are now hazards. The banks are eroding at an accelerated pace, and the trash that washes up is ghastly and constant. In order to save this area of the Park (Rt. 130 - Cuthbert Blvd. on South Park Ave.) and to promote less flooding, the CCPD must erect proper barriers along the banks, regularly clean up the trash that clogs drainage systems, plant trees like Sycamores and Willows, and build more, smaller wetlands that will not only regulate the amount of water dispersed but also increase wildlife populations.


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