Welcome to the NJ Sandy Recovery Field Office Resource Page. Below you will find useful information and important links to FEMA programs and assistance. From this page you will be able to access copies of our news releases, videos and photos of the Sandy recovery effort as well as information on long term recovery, preparedness teaching tools and valuable information on NFIP and flood insurance.
For The Media:
EATONTOWN, N.J -- When Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi was promoted to Director of Cape May County’s Emergency Management Communications Center in August 2013, he found himself with two things: another job title, and a problem that most people wouldn’t expect a county surrounded by open water on three sides to have.
“There were no shelters in the county before I took over,” he said.
Pagliughi, who retired from an engineering company as the national industry manager, environmental division, went to work finding space and was able to secure four shelters in two months. Then Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey shore.
“We sheltered over 700 people,” he said.
Pagliughi was born in Vineland and has lived in Avalon since 1974. He was first elected to Avalon’s City Council in 1987 before becoming mayor in 1991. He is also the head of Avalon’s Office of Emergency Management, a role he assumed in 2001, making him very familiar with the unique difficulties Cape May County’s geography and demographics represent...
News Desk number: 877-434-4084
For Public Officials:
Region II mitigation is updating each county’s flood maps. Find information on your town or county flood maps
FEMA Intergovernmental contact:
Richard Stokes, 202-805-9653
FEMA Congressional contact:
Kendall Murphy, 202-805-7762