FEMA agrees to pay $2M to Smithtown for Hurricane Irene cleanup

SMITHTOWN - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to pick up the tab for part of the major cleanup needed in Smithtown following Hurricane Irene.

FEMA agreed to reimburse the town for more than $2 million in cleanup. After Hurricane Irene rolled through, town crews had to clear away nearly 2,000 tons of trees, branches and debris uprooted by the storm.

Town officials say the money will cover about three-quarters of what Smithtown spent.

Source: Suffolk had more damage from Irene than any other county

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