$andy damage to Holland Tunnel.
THE FEDERAL Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded approximately $230 million in new federal funding to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to make repairs to 22 sites on the Holland Tunnel damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The 90-year-old tunnel is the first mechanically ventilated underwater tunnel in the world. It connects Manhattan in New York City to Jersey City, N.J.
"The Holland Tunnel was severely flooded by storm surge after Superstorm Sandy and repairs were sorely needed in order to ensure it would continue to serve as a main commuting artery in New York City," U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
The $230 million in funding accounts for the lion's share of the $255 million tab for repairing the tunnel.