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December 21, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- New Jersey has had four disaster declarations since summer 2011 and has submitted more than 1,100 requests for assistance for Hurricane Irene damage under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program. It’s the most requests ever submitted to FEMA for a single disaster in New Jersey. Using Irene as a guide, here’s a sketch of how the Public Assistance (PA) program works.
December 16, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- The toys spilled from 4-foot-tall boxes dressed in brightly colored holiday wrapping: stuffed teddy bears, radio-controlled cars, transformers and dolls. Lots of dolls, especially one that cackled hysterically and kicked up her legs when you waved a hand near her chubby cheeks. The Neptune Township Police Department partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a "Toys for Tots" campaign to benefit needy families in the greater Neptune community.
December 13, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $275 million through Dec. 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced.
December 1, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- New Jersey residents whose damaged homes or businesses are covered under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for up to $30,000 in additional assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The benefit, called "Increased Cost of Compliance" or ICC coverage, is part of most NFIP policies and may be used to protect properties against risks of future flooding. In other words, it helps pay for the increased cost of complying with local floodplain ordinances.
December 1, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. -- New Jersey policyholders who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Irene damage (Aug. 27 through Sept. 5, 2011) have been given an extension to file the Proof of Loss (POL) form with the insurance company handling their claim. National Flood Insurance officials said that New Jersey policyholders now have 150 days from the date of the event that caused the damage to file the POL, or until January 23, 2012.
November 29, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey reached nearly $256 million through Nov. 28, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced. • 47,950 registrations approved for assistance since the disaster declaration Aug. 31 • Nearly $147.7 million approved under the Housing Assistance program for housing-related repairs • More than $91.7 million approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans to more than 2,300 households and businesses
November 28, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have until Nov. 30 to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Even if an insurance settlement has not been determined, individuals must register before the Nov. 30 deadline or face losing the opportunity to be considered for federal assistance. Though FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits, expenses not covered by insurance may be eligible for federal grants after the claim has been paid.
November 17, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Seven centers remain open to provide federal assistance in the final two weeks leading to Nov. 30, the deadline to register and to submit disaster loan applications for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey.
November 16, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Irene damage in New Jersey topped $242 million through Nov. 15, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced. • 47,065 registrations approved for assistance since the disaster declaration Aug. 31 • More than $143 million approved under the Housing Assistance program for housing-related repairs • More than $83 million approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans to more than 2,130 households and businesses
November 15, 2011
News Release
NEPTUNE, N.J. – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30. Even if an insurance settlement has not been determined, individuals must register before the Nov. 30 deadline or face losing the opportunity to be considered for federal assistance. Though FEMA will not duplicate insurance benefits, expenses not covered by insurance may be eligible for federal grants after the claim has been paid.

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