New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)

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November 29, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, NJ – Hurricane Sandy left tons of debris scattered throughout New Jersey when it made landfall Oct. 29.           Because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extensive experience removing debris following natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance.FEMA assigned USACE a debris management technical assistance mission in New Jersey Nov. 6.
November 29, 2012
News Release
LINCROFT, NJ – Immediately following Hurricane Sandy landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), working with the Federal   Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities, identified critical locations that needed temporary emergency power.The generators are not like those you can purchase at a local do-it-yourself store. They range in size from a large freezer to a full-size recreational vehicle.
November 29, 2012
News Release
WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate traveled to New York and New Jersey to meet with federal, state and local officials and to discuss ongoing recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy. During his visit, Administrator Fugate emphasized that communities in impacted states have the continued, full support of FEMA and the federal family.
November 26, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. – When a disaster strikes, volunteers are a vital resource. They represent the compassionate face that brings comfort to disaster survivors and provides for their immediate needs. “Working together as friends and neighbors is spontaneous after a disaster” said FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaison Manager Ken Skalitzky. “This approach is really what makes a community whole again.”
November 24, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Camden and Hunterdon counties will close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Survivors of Hurricane Sandy can continue to visit the other 33 DRCs serving individuals in New Jersey. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state. Those affected by Sandy are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC.  Individuals can apply for assistance and follow up on previous applications by registering online
November 24, 2012
News Release
TRENTON, N.J. –To continue serving Hurricane Sandy disaster survivors in the Garden State, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and FEMA will change the hours of nine western Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, all DRC services will be available on a rotating basis for a period of three days at a time in each of the fixed DRC locations already identified by the state. Anyone can visit any DRC in any county or even another state.

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