Three years after Superstorm Sandy touched down at Teterboro Airport, a $3.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover the cost of replacing lighted runway signs and controls damaged by the storm.
The Bergen County borough that gives the airport its name was spared the kind of flooding that submerged nearby towns along the Hackensack River, and the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro served as a shelter for evacuees.
Even so, officials said flooding and winds clocked at 72 miles per hour hit the airport, a general aviation facility about five miles west of the George Washington Bridge, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and used largely by charter operations and corporate jets.
The FEMA grant for the general aviation airport run by the Port Authority in Bergen County was announced late Thursday, two weeks ahead of Sandy’s Oct. 31 anniversary, by the state’s two Democratic U.S. Senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker.