Rep. Eliot Engel implored Congress to take further action on behalf of his constituents affected by Hurricane Sandy. The congressman testified Wednesday before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies.
“Residents all over the region – including my constituents in Mamaroneck, Larchmont, the Sound Shore, Yonkers, Pelham, and along the Bronx River – experienced severe damage from Sandy,” said Rep. Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Engel told his colleagues more involvement by the Army Corps of Engineers could have a significant impact on projects throughout the region.
"We need the Army Corps to speed up the continuing mitigation projects throughout the district – the Bronx River Restoration Project, dredging of the full Eastchester Creek, Sound Shore and Mamaroneck flood mitigation, etc. – because these project will go a long way towards protecting our residents, their homes and our communities,” Rep. Engel said.
“We need the Army Corps to be more closely involved – the more engaged they are, the safer the people will be in future storms,” said Rep. Engel.