Collection: Hurricane Sandy New Jersey

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Videos and audio files related to New Jersey Hurricane Sandy. President Obama declared a major disaster on October 30, 2012.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Ocean Gate N.J., November 26, 2013 -- A workers guides the placement of beach prisms in Ocean Gate, New Jersey. The prisms are aimed at protecting homes, preventing beach erosion, flooding and infrastructure damage following Hurricane Sandy.  Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Ocean Gate Mitigates Beach Erosion with Beach Prisms

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Ocean Gate N.J., November 26, 2013 -- A workers guides the placement of beach prisms in Ocean Gate, New Jersey. The prisms are aimed at protecting homes, preventing beach erosion, flooding and infrastructure damage following Hurricane Sandy. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • We seldom imagine life without water treatment and operational sewer systems and how important those services are. The environmental impact can be devastating to a community if damages occur in result of a major storm, such as what occurred in New Jersey following Sandy. South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority has taken measures to mitigate against recurring damages to their pumping stations by creating a mobile enclosure that can be removed from harm's way prior to a major storm.

    South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority Unique Mitigation

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    We seldom imagine life without water treatment and operational sewer systems and how important those services are. The environmental impact can be devastating to a community if damages occur in result of a major storm, such as what occurred in New Jersey following Sandy. South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority has taken measures to mitigate against recurring damages to their pumping stations by creating a mobile enclosure that can be removed from harm's way prior to a major storm.
  • Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority recovers from Superstorm Sandy and mitigates for any future storms with assistance from FEMA.

    Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority

    Video by Rosanna Arias
    Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority recovers from Superstorm Sandy and mitigates for any future storms with assistance from FEMA.
  • Months following Superstorm Sandy, the Chaney family has been displaced and scattered. With help from FEMA and other organizations, the Chaneys can reunite for the holidays.

    The Chaneys Return Home for the Holidays

    Video by Rosanna Arias
    Months following Superstorm Sandy, the Chaney family has been displaced and scattered. With help from FEMA and other organizations, the Chaneys can reunite for the holidays.
  • Union Beach, N.J., February 20,2014 -- Homeowner Elmer Lamberson meets with FEMA caseworker Lori Ross during a recertification visit in his Union Beach home. Recertification is a process required under the Direct Housing mission, which helps Hurricane Sandy survivors transition from temporary shelter into more permanent housing after the storm. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Direct Housing Mission Continues in New Jersey Following Sandy

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Union Beach, N.J., February 20,2014 -- Homeowner Elmer Lamberson meets with FEMA caseworker Lori Ross during a recertification visit in his Union Beach home. Recertification is a process required under the Direct Housing mission, which helps Hurricane Sandy survivors transition from temporary shelter into more permanent housing after the storm. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Overview of Town Meetings held in two New Jersey communities located next to each other. Although they border each other and both were affected by Sandy, each community has different needs to be met in their recovery process. Under the guidance of FEMA's Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination, a series of three meetings for each town helped identify and prioritize projects the communities deemed necessary to mend, be stronger and be better equipped for the next storm.

    Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination Town Meetings in NJ

    Video by Robert Kaufmann
    Overview of Town Meetings held in two New Jersey communities located next to each other. Although they border each other and both were affected by Sandy, each community has different needs to be met in their recovery process. Under the guidance of FEMA's Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination, a series of three meetings for each town helped identify and prioritize projects the communities deemed necessary to mend, be stronger and be better equipped for the next storm.
  • Tuckerton, N.J., April 11, 2014--Exterior of Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant in Tuckerton Cove with a view of the wheelchair lift entrance and enclosure. The restaurant was lifted 9 feet from where it had stood before Superstorm Sandy making the access lift a necessity. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant in Tuckerton Cove Becomes Wheelchair Accessible

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Tuckerton, N.J., April 11, 2014--Exterior of Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant in Tuckerton Cove with a view of the wheelchair lift entrance and enclosure. The restaurant was lifted 9 feet from where it had stood before Superstorm Sandy making the access lift a necessity. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Tuckerton, N.J., April 11, 2014--FEMA Disability Integration Advisor, Madeleine Goldfarb and restaurateur Ivar Johnson discuss the process Ivar went through to decide upon which way to grant access to people with mobility disabilities following Superstorm Sandy. The choice of the wheelchair lift is now stationed outside the Panini Bay in Tuckerton Cove. Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Wheelchair Accessibility is Important for Elevated Businesses

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Tuckerton, N.J., April 11, 2014--FEMA Disability Integration Advisor, Madeleine Goldfarb and restaurateur Ivar Johnson discuss the process Ivar went through to decide upon which way to grant access to people with mobility disabilities following Superstorm Sandy. The choice of the wheelchair lift is now stationed outside the Panini Bay in Tuckerton Cove. Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Middletown, N.J., April 24, 2014--Children learn safety and preparedness through the FEMA for Kids program during National Bring Your Child to Work Day at the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office. Rosanna Arias/FEMA.

    Children Learn Safety and Preparedness

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Middletown, N.J., April 24, 2014--Children learn safety and preparedness through the FEMA for Kids program during National Bring Your Child to Work Day at the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office. Rosanna Arias/FEMA.
  • Middletown, N.J., April 24, 2014--Arthur Goetz, FEMA Private Sector, educates children on safety and preparedness at the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office during National Bring Your Child to Work Day. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Children Learn Safety and Preparedness

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Middletown, N.J., April 24, 2014--Arthur Goetz, FEMA Private Sector, educates children on safety and preparedness at the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office during National Bring Your Child to Work Day. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- Bali Angle, Belmar Self Storage employee, reviews information received from Belmar Borough officials and FEMA representatives during America’s PrepareAthon. The event spreads awareness to businesses and individuals about emergency preparedness. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    PrepareAthon Informs Business Owners on Preparedness

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- Bali Angle, Belmar Self Storage employee, reviews information received from Belmar Borough officials and FEMA representatives during America’s PrepareAthon. The event spreads awareness to businesses and individuals about emergency preparedness. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- John Covell, New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office Director, accompanied by Belmar Borough officials distribute preparedness information to businesses during America’s PrepareAthon. The event is a community-based campaign that spreads awareness on emergency preparedness. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    FEMA and Belmar Borough Officials Spread Awareness on Preparedness

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- John Covell, New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office Director, accompanied by Belmar Borough officials distribute preparedness information to businesses during America’s PrepareAthon. The event is a community-based campaign that spreads awareness on emergency preparedness. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- Belmar Business Administrator Colleen Connolly, accompanied by New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office Director John Covell, hands out information on business disaster preparedness to a Shore Dental Arts employee during America’s PrepareAthon. Rosanna Arias/FEMA

    Belmar Borough Officials Spread Awareness on Preparedness

    Photo by Rosanna Arias
    Belmar N.J., April 30, 2014 -- Belmar Business Administrator Colleen Connolly, accompanied by New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office Director John Covell, hands out information on business disaster preparedness to a Shore Dental Arts employee during America’s PrepareAthon. Rosanna Arias/FEMA
  • Sea Isle City public officials discuss their  Community Rating System program success story. The program gives participating communities flood insurance incentives by mitigating for future disasters and following FEMA ordinances.

    Sea Isle City Succeeds in the Community Rating System

    Video by Rosanna Arias
    Sea Isle City public officials discuss their Community Rating System program success story. The program gives participating communities flood insurance incentives by mitigating for future disasters and following FEMA ordinances.
  • <p>The Alliance for Independence hosts an overnight emergency shelter exercise in the Livingston College Recreation Center at Rutgers University, New Jersey. The event is an opportunity for emergency management organizations and shelter volunteers to collaborate with people with disabilities and access and functional needs to better prepare for an emergency&nbsp; event.</p>

    Shelter Volunteers Prepare for Emergencies

    Video by Rosanna Arias

    The Alliance for Independence hosts an overnight emergency shelter exercise in the Livingston College Recreation Center at Rutgers University, New Jersey. The event is an opportunity for emergency management organizations and shelter volunteers to collaborate with people with disabilities and access and functional needs to better prepare for an emergency  event.

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