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June 22, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Monday is the last day for New Jersey residents and business owners who were affected by the April nor'easter storm to apply for disaster assistance, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 18, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Only one week remains for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the April nor'easter storm and flooding to apply for federal disaster assistance, said officials at the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 13, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Several useful publications designed to help New Jersey residents rebuild their flood-damaged homes are a mouse click or toll-free phone call away, said officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Residents can order these publications by calling 1-800-480-2520 or download copies from the FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov
June 11, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in April, have 14 days remaining to apply for federal disaster assistance before the June 25 deadline. More than 14,800 residents in the designated counties of Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union have applied for assistance and more than $30 million in federal grants and low-interest loans have been approved.
June 8, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners who were issued a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application as a result of the April nor'easter storm, should complete and return the application as quickly as possible, SBA officials said today.  This will ensure that individuals will be considered for other types of disaster assistance after SBA makes a decision on the loan request.
June 7, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 214 Church St., in Bound Brook, is closing Wednesday, June 13, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its final day of operation. This is the last DRC to close of the 13 opened statewide.
June 7, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a helping hand to New Jersey communities, county and state agencies and some private nonprofit organizations that were damaged by the April nor'easter storm. Disasters threaten more than homes. Bridges can be damaged or destroyed along with highways, public buildings, parks and water treatment plants. Tons of debris can be left or communications and emergency services can be disrupted.
June 6, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- After a federally declared disaster like the April nor’easter, getting funds to repair or rebuild public infrastructure is a critical part of the response and recovery process. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimburses state and local governments and certain eligible private nonprofit organizations for the actual costs for work required because of the disaster. The reimbursement is done through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program, which also provides funds for 406 hazard mitigation projects.
June 5, 2007
News Release
**CORRECTION** (Hours of DRC are 9 a. m. to 6 p.m.) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Bergen County Office Building, 1 Bergen Plaza, in Hackensack, is closing Thursday, June 7, federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its final day of operation.
June 4, 2007
News Release
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Workers and the self-employed whose jobs were impacted by mid-April storms and flooding have only one week remaining to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). “The DUA program, which is administered by the state, extends coverage to self-employed people, farm workers and others who have lost employment as a direct result of the disaster,” said Lt. George Georgeles, state coordinating officer. “The program is specifically designed to assist those who are otherwise ineligible for New Jersey state unemployment benefits.”

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