New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)

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December 22, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners are working to address the housing needs of people displaced by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. The top priority is to help survivors return to their homes or to help them find a safe housing alternative if returning home is not an option. More than 16,000 households have received FEMA grants to make essential repairs to their homes. For those who cannot return home, the goal is to help them find a rental property close by. This is better for survivors and helps the whole community recover.
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. The Hoboken center will be closed all day on Christmas Eve. All centers 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 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:

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