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June 3, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey residents impacted by severe storms and flooding have two weeks remaining to register for disaster assistance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is Saturday, June 18, 2005.Individuals, who have not yet registered, should begin the disaster application process by calling 1- 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1- 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available to assist callers. Registration is also available at www.fema.gov.
May 20, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced today the closing of the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Passaic and Hunterdon counties.
May 19, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Mitigation means taking action to reduce the risk of loss of life or property from a future hazardous event. There is no way to prevent natural disasters, but there are steps individuals and businesses can take to lessen damage and losses caused by them.
May 17, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, NJ —New Jersey residents impacted by severe storms and flooding have 30 days remaining to register for disaster assistance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is Saturday, June 18, 2005.
May 16, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) report it is an unpleasant fact that disasters sometimes bring out scam artists, price gougers and dishonest operators who try to capitalize on the misfortunes of others.
May 5, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The recovery period following a disaster can be extremely stressful. In an effort to help victims of severe storms and flooding stay on top of the process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is operating a toll-free Helpline with operators available to answer a wide range of questions and address concerns related to the application process. Helpline specialists are trained to find information and identify resources without delay. Some of the services include:
May 5, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is urging all New Jersey homeowners, renters and businesses who have registered for assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received an SBA loan application to complete and return it as soon as possible. This is an important step in the recovery process because most federal dollars distributed after disasters come in the form of low-interest loans. As of close of business May 4, more than 1,300 SBA loan applications have been issued.
May 4, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) want to remind victims of severe storms and flooding that low-interest disaster loans are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These disaster loans are available to eligible homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and qualifying private non-profit organizations in the nine declared counties: Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren.
May 3, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, NJ -- Following a disaster, misleading rumors, half-truths and misunderstandings about available assistance may cause some residents to disqualify themselves from much-needed help. "Misinformation in disaster-damaged neighborhoods and communities may deprive eligible individuals and households of vital aid", said State Coordinating Officer, Karl Kleeberg. Questions and concerns can also be addressed at any of the open Disaster Recovery Centers located in Gloucester, Harmony Township, Little Falls, Stockton, and Trenton.
May 2, 2005
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Residents living in any one of the nine counties affected by the severe storms and flooding may need to have their homes or businesses inspected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or insurance companies. FEMA inspectors are currently visiting homes in the counties of Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren counties.

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