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December 22, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey disaster recovery centers will continue to provide assistance for Hurricane Sandy survivors during the holiday season. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve. They will be closed Christmas Day. Normal hours will resume Wednesday, Dec. 26. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. They will be closed New Year’s Day. Normal hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
December 19, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until January 30, 2013 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People with storm losses in all counties can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Survivors also can register by phone or 711/VRS by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.
December 18, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- For businesses struggling with losses from evacuations, power outages, damaged inventory and general economic loss caused by Hurricane Sandy, a variety of federal and state resources can help. Small Business Administration
December 18, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Some households with property damage received a letter from FEMA that said “insufficient damage.” The FEMA housing inspector reported that the essential living areas in the home were safe, sanitary and functional. People who disagree can ask for a re-inspection. FEMA can only provide rent or repair money when there is damage to the living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms used by occupants of the home. FEMA will reconsider a request for housing assistance, and there are other options:
December 17, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- For knowledgeable and reliable advice on how to repair or rebuild your home safer and stronger, look no further than your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA will be present with information on building techniques that can provide more protection for your home, business and property in future disasters. This free service also offers information and publications about home improvement, such as:
December 17, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – If you received temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and continue to have a housing need, you must fill out an important form for additional short-term rental assistance. FEMA mails all applicants who receive temporary rental assistance the “Declaration for Continuing Need for Rental Assistance” form. It reaffirms that applicants have an ongoing need for temporary housing while they search for a permanent place to live.
December 15, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. — Property and business owners affected by Hurricane Sandy along the New Jersey coast have new guidance for rebuilding stronger, safer and smarter to avoid the consequences of future floods. The State of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps for 10 coastal counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. 
December 13, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. --  If you had losses because of Hurricane Sandy you are encouraged to register for disaster assistance. You may be eligible for grants or assistance programs from federal, state, local or voluntary agencies. Here are several facts you should know: FACT:  A FEMA grant does not affect social security benefits or any government benefit, including Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps. 
December 13, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Your home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and you want to build back better. Or, maybe you have to rebuild your home completely and are looking for smart ideas to make it stronger and safer. For knowledgeable and reliable advice, look no further than your local home improvement store. Specialists from FEMA will be present with information that will help you rebuild stronger, safer and smarter. They have information about building techniques that can provide more protection for your home, business and property in future disasters.
December 12, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – Nearly six weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, survivors have a chance to reconsider a decision they made in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Thousands of New Jersey survivors answered “will not relocate” when FEMA housing inspectors asked what they planned to do while repairs are being made on their homes or apartments. That response made them ineligible for FEMA temporary housing assistance. Some who would like FEMA help today may find the window still open. Here’s what to do:

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