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News: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy

January 28, 2013
News Release
Deadline for Hurricane Sandy Assistance Extended to March 1 TRENTON, N.J. — Hurricane Sandy survivors now have until March 1 to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA can provide money to homeowners to repair uninsured damage to essential living areas. Also, homeowners and renters may receive money to replace essential personal property.   
January 26, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- While New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Sandy have until March 1 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance, more than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery.
January 25, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- For many New Jersey homeowners, rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy will mean meeting a higher standard – literally. Communities up and down the Jersey coast are reviewing new advisory base flood elevation maps published in December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The maps show how high buildings should be elevated to minimize damage from future flooding. Building higher means higher costs, but federal resources may be available to help with the additional expense.
January 24, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until March 1, 2013, to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week.
January 23, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – The deadline is approaching for Hurricane Sandy survivors to apply for disaster unemployment assistance.  Registration closes Monday, Feb. 4. Workers can register for DUA by calling one of the following New Jersey Re-employment Call Centers: Union City: 201-601-4100 Freehold: 732-761-2020 Cumberland: 856-507-2340 Survivors can also register for DUA at njuifile.net.
January 19, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Visit your area home improvement store to get free advice on how to repair or rebuild your home to minimize future disaster damage. Specialists from Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer their expertise on building techniques that can help protect your home, business or other property. This free service also offers information and publications on topics such as:
January 19, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jerseyans may use low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration to better protect their home or business structures from future disasters. Home and business owners can choose to borrow up to an additional 20 percent of the approved loan amount for mitigation improvements including building elevation, retaining walls, seawalls, sump pumps and relocating utilities.
January 18, 2013
Updates
Survivors should call 911 or the New Jersey Emergency Response Hotline at 800-JERSEY-7 (800-537-7397) for any urgent or immediate safety issues. Back-up hotlines are 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471.
January 17, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey have less than two weeks to register for disaster assistance and to return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. The quickest way to apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan is filling out an online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Ways to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
January 17, 2013
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster and business recovery centers in New Jersey will close for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 21. The centers will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Disaster recovery centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Six business recovery centers in Monmouth, Hudson, Essex, Passaic and Union counties are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.