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Lautenberg: Appropriations Bill With $10 Million For Green Brook Flood Control Project Passes Committee
Measure Heads To Senate FloorPress Office (202) 224-3224
Friday, June 29, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is a member, approved legislation to provide $10 million for the Green Brook Flood Control Project.
“In April, I visited Bound Brook and saw firsthand the devastation of the flooding. Local families and businesses should not have to worry about flooding destroying their homes and stores. These funds will go a long way toward completing the project and finally protecting Bound Brook residents from the flood damage that has become all too familiar,” said Sen. Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“The people of Bound Brook will be thrilled once the community is completely flood proofed. It has been a long time coming. We hope we do not have any hurricanes or heavy rains that will endanger Bound Brook again,” said Mayor Ryan.
The Green Brook Flood Control Project is an Army Corps of Engineers project consisting of levees and flood walls to protect Bound Brook and surrounding communities from flooding.
The Borough of Bound Brook and surrounding municipalities have experienced six major floods that have resulted in seven deaths and more than $2.4 billion in damages.