FEMA to pay for repairs to Tully pool

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FEMA to pay for repairs to Tully pool

The damage Superstorm Sandy inflicted to New Hyde Park’s Tully Aquatic Activity Center will soon be permanently patched up, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA has agreed to pay for $255,549 worth of repairs to the indoor pool, North Hempstead’s 32nd federally funded restoration project since the 2012 storm.

“Tully Aquatic Activity Center is one of our premiere indoor facilities in the town, and I am thrilled that it will return to its pre-Superstorm Sandy condition,” Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a statement.

Most of the project will consist of fixes to parts the building’s electrical system damaged by power surges during the storm, a town statement said, including the replacement of two electric pool pumps and eight central air units.

It will also repair parts of the building’s exterior, such as the skylights, ceiling tiles and roof.

Temporary emergency fixes to the building’s gutters and the underground sump pump allowed the pool to be operational in the time since Sandy hit, town spokesman Ryan Mulholland said in an email.

The project is one of two storm recovery projects Tully Park will see. Its parking lot will also be repaired, thanks to $1.4 million in state and federal money.

Another $152,000 worth of repairs at New Hyde Park’s Clinton G. Martin Park are about 23 percent complete, Mulholland said.

Overall, the town has taken up $41.7 million worth of FEMA-funded Sandy recovery projects since the storm.

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