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November 16, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J.-- It’s important to know the difference between myth and fact in the aftermath of a hurricane. Survivors need accurate information on registering for FEMA aid and on what they may be eligible to receive. The best rule of thumb: if you’re unsure if you are eligible for assistance, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov, or call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Those with access or functional needs can call 1-800-462-7585, or 1-800-621-3362 if using 711 or Video Relay Service.
November 15, 2012
Blog entry
As Sandy survivors continue to register for disaster assistance with FEMA and many others begin the process of cleaning and repairing their homes, we wanted to remind everyone that as you look for contractors and companies to assist you with your recovery process, be mindful of scams and scam artists. 
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit four newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) if they have questions about recovery programs. With these four, there are now 25 DRCs are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice in New Jersey.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Disaster recovery officials caution New Jersey residents to be on the alert for scam artists using old and new tricks to obtain vital information or take advantage of storm-weary survivors. Be aware of the following scams used by con artists after a disaster: Identity Theft
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Residents of 10 New Jersey counties who suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the presidential disaster declaration made Oct. 30, 2012. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced jointly that assistance has been made available to residents of Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The full range of federal disaster assistance is now available for all 21 counties in New Jersey. Expansion of federal help in recovering from Hurricane Sandy means that all New Jersey residents who have losses may apply for Individual Assistance. Depending on damage, help may be available to repair a dwelling to a basic safe, sanitary, livable condition. Cost of temporary lodging elsewhere may be available if the residence is inaccessible. Other needs that may be covered could include basic appliances, clothing, bedding and transportation.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of New Jersey, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Sandy, who cannot return to their homes, to stay in hotels or motels until more suitable housing accommodations are available.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- As many Garden State residents work to recover from Hurricane Sandy, state and federal officials are warning of a danger lurking around the corner:  phony building contractors and other scam artists could soon appear in your community attempting to take advantage of your vulnerability as a disaster survivor.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit six newly-opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) if they have questions about recovery programs. Twenty-two DRCs across impacted areas are currently open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. - with the exception of one in Hoboken operating 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To serve the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, all centers are open until further notice including Veteran’s Day.
November 14, 2012
News Release
TRENTON , N.J. -- New Jersey emergency managers in 21 counties will be briefed by New Jersey and Federal Emergency Management officials in a series of 17 meetings beginning Tuesday to help local governments who are seeking assistance in recovering from losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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