New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)

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December 7, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – Beginning Sunday, Dec. 9, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) centers will be closed on Sundays. The centers will continue serving the community during their regular hours on all other days. There are now 33 DRCs open in New Jersey. All are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for the center in Bay Head which opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew remains in effect.
December 7, 2012
News Release
Trenton, N.J. -- Survivors have the right to appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision about what assistance they can receive. You may ask for another review to appeal the amount or type of help provided or any other decision about federal disaster assistance.
December 7, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Many survivors of Hurricane Sandy find themselves under additional stress these days. But disaster-related anxiety can be especially high in older adults, particularly those living on their own or isolated from friends and family. Because of their age and other unique circumstances, older adults often react much differently than younger people to catastrophic events. It’s not uncommon after a disaster for them to become withdrawn, agitated, disoriented and confused.
December 6, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – Fraud and scams are age-old issues that surface in the aftermath of any disaster. Using old and new methods, scam artists seek to obtain vital information or take advantage of survivors focused on recovery. New Jersey residents need to be on alert. Some of the most common scams after a disaster include: Home Repair Scams
December 6, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- Feeling blue?  Disoriented?  Powerless? For disaster survivors who may feel overwhelmed after Hurricane Sandy, help is just a phone call away. The New Jersey Disaster Mental Health Helpline at 877-294-4357, or TTY 877-294-4356, is open and ready for talk from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
December 6, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved over $42.3 million in disaster assistance loans for 653 New Jersey residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The deadline to apply for physical damage is December 31, 2012. Those affected by the disaster are encouraged to apply now and may apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

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